Wilfully dirtying a filesystem

Ceri Davies ceri at submonkey.net
Thu Aug 17 16:55:13 UTC 2006

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...

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere
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