Geli and fsck

Eric Buchanan groundedforlife at
Mon Apr 16 02:47:14 UTC 2007

On Sunday 15 April 2007 18:05, User1001 wrote:
> Nowhere in the Handbook nor the MANual pages is there any mention of how to
> handle a situation where it is necessary to perform a file system check
> (FSCK) on the encrypted partition ("provider"?).
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I ran across this too as I just started using geli. I mount the partition with 
the following script. I added fsck, inspired from the gbde section of the 

geli attach -k /root/ad5s4f.key /dev/ad5s4f
fsck -p -t ffs /dev/ad5s4f.eli
mount /dev/ad5s4f.eli /backup

Geli is awesome in my experience for slices and swap.

Eric Buchanan

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