fsck -F

Andy Farkas andyf at speednet.com.au
Tue Aug 12 21:51:06 PDT 2003

Joshua Oreman wrote:

> > fsck already runs at boot.
> Yes. But they won't run if the filesystem is marked ``clean''.

Why would you want to fsck a clean disk?  During every boot???

> Actually, what shutdown -F does is touch /forcefsck. (In a similar vein,
> shutdown -f touches /fastboot). The rc scripts check this and add appropriate
> flags to the invocation of fsck (or in the case of /fastboot don't invoke it).

You must be talking about another OS. FreeBSD's shutdown doesnt have -F or -f flag.


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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