shutdown(8): supposed to dismount all FSes?
s-freebsd-qns-oct04 at zaba.com
Fri Oct 29 04:54:50 PDT 2004
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> ...I recall that there are some issues handling ext2fs filesystems
> cleanly during the shutdown process, which tend to cause them to not be
> unmounted properly. It's considered a bug.
Thanks, Chuck. When I tried searching the PRs for this, I came up blank;
but your reply caused me to search harder, and indeed this is a dup of
'PR kern/56675: Syncer "giving up" on buffers and ext2 filesystems'
which is still Open, reported 10sep03. My experience suggests it's still
a problem with 5.3-RC1.
Obviously, on a "production" FreeBSD system, this bug is of minor
relevance, as you'll be running UFS throughouth. But for the
multibooters among us, who are looking (say) to straddle the Linux and
BSD worlds, being able to mount the "old" ext2/ext3 partitions routinely
is a Good Thing in easing the transition; so for such users the bug is
Still, I've no idea whether this is a relatively easy fix which just
needs Motivation to address, or whether the ext2fs code is a "please
don't make me go there" area!
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