shutdown(8): supposed to dismount all FSes?
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Oct 29 09:39:28 PDT 2004
On Oct 29, 2004, at 7:53 AM, Stefek Zaba wrote:
> 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
> which is still Open, reported 10sep03. My experience suggests it's
> still a problem with 5.3-RC1.
You're certainly welcome, and I'm pleased that my memory was working
well enough to be helpful. :-)
> 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 more important.
You might find that unmounting the ext2/ext3 filesystem by hand before
rebooting is an adequate workaround, since that ought to leave the
filesystem in a clean state.
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