Question about forcing fsck at boottime

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Mar 31 05:55:34 PDT 2009

On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:00:18 +0530
manish jain <invalid.pointer at> wrote:

> As for the reason why I want to force fsck is that it has now
> happened 3 timed that, after a clean and proper shutdown - with no
> foreign filesystems mounted, FreeBSD has complained on system restart
> (twice on a 5.x distribution I had briefly used and now once on 7.1)
> that / was not properly unmounted. Having bgfsck enabled is like
> inviting a dragon to dinner when this happens.

If you've done a normal install, soft-updates aren't enabled on /,
so it will get foreground checked by default. 

If I were you I'd reboot into single user mode and do a full fsck on it.

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