some questions about fsck, loader.conf

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Mar 15 07:31:29 UTC 2006

In the last episode (Mar 15), Chris said:
> I tried verbose_loading="YES" in loader.conf and expected the
> /var/run/dmesg.boot to be more detailed but there was no change, what
> does this switch do if it doesnt change the bootup dmesg output?

I think you want boot_verbose="YES".  verbose_loading only makes
/boot/loader itself more verbose.
> In rc.conf I have enabled fsck_y_enable="YES" to allow unattended
> fsck fixes after improper shutdown but I have noticed there are some
> problems remaining as shown by a read only fsck.  Does the above
> switch not fix all problems or is it the case the fsck bootup script
> only does partial tests?

A read-only fsck of a mounted filesystem will never come back clean,
since the filesystem's mounted :)

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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