fsck(8), /etc/fstab and vinum

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 3 19:11:44 PST 2004

On Saturday,  3 January 2004 at 17:03:13 +0100, Jens Schweikhardt wrote:
> hello, world\n
> it appears fsck can't determine the file system type for ufs on vinum
> partitions if there is no entry in /etc/fstab,

Yes, there are difficulties, depending on the name of the volume.

> even when I use fsck -T ufs:ro /dev/vinum/foo.

Hmm.  I haven't tried this.  It works fine with -t ufs, at least on
-CURRENT.  Do you have trouble with that?

> In other words, the only way to fsck a vinum partition is to add a
> fake entry to /etc/fstab.

No, -t works.

> Is this intended?


> Why can't I specify the fs type with -T?

I don't know, but I'd rather fix things so that we don't need this
kludge at all.

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