Wilfully dirtying a filesystem
ceri at submonkey.net
Thu Aug 17 19:11:48 UTC 2006
On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 02:58:03PM -0400, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > Hello Ceri,
> > Thursday, August 17, 2006, 6:55:08 PM, you wrote:
> > > I have a system on which /usr is slightly hosed, but not badly enough
> > > for it to fail a preen fsck.
> > > I cannot easily get to single-user on this machine, so is there a good
> > > way for me to dirty the filesystem just enough to force "fsck -p" to
> > > fail (yanking power also difficult)? "umount -f /usr; reboot" doesn't
> > > seem to work...
> Is 'fsck -f' not a possibility?
No, because I can't unmount /usr.
That must be wonderful! I don't understand it at all.
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