operation not permitted on entropy file
Adam Vande More
amvandemore at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 18:51:17 UTC 2014
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM, David Benfell <benfell at parts-unknown.org>
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 05:16:53PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:52:00 -0500, Adam Vande More wrote:
> > > Try fsck'ing a nearly full TB FS on a production box that has had a
> > > unmount and you will begin to appreciate the adventure a bit more.
> > I prefer appreciating my precious data. :-)
> On my system, it's a 2TB disk.
It isn't just the size, it's the percentage of it used.
> > > > And if I don't have
> > > > soft updates by default, then why are they being reported by fsck?
> > >
> > > This statement doesn't make sense. Can you post the output you're
> > > along with the mount options in play?
> Ummm, how could I post this output? In single user, read-only mode, I
> don't think it got logged anywhere. I didn't take a picture. But I saw
> lots of messages referring to "unexpected SU+J inconsistencies." I
> remember the abbreviation sequence because I didn't know what it stood
> for (and still don't understand 'soft updates').
Well there are 1000 different ways but script(1) and mdconfig(1) might be
> > Having _no_ soft updates is probably only true for / when the
> > traditional partitioned layout has been chosen in the installer
> > (that is, for sysinstall; I don't know bsdinstall's defaults
> > from my memory). All other partitions are usually initialized
> > with soft updates enabled.
> Okay, this part I'm not remembering. It was FreeBSD 10/stable I was
> installing (I made a disk with my notebook). I don't know if it was
> sysinstall or bsdinstall.
10/stable would mandate bsdinstall.
> > Here's an example (restricted to disks):
> > % mount
> > /dev/ad4s1a on / (ufs, local)
> > /dev/ad4s1d on /tmp (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/ad4s1e on /var (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/ad4s1f on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/ad4s1g on /opt (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> > /dev/ad6 on /home (ufs, local, soft-updates)
> home# mount
> /dev/ada0p3 on / (ufs, local, journaled soft-updates)
> devfs on /dev (devfs, local, multilabel)
> linprocfs on /usr/compat/linux/proc (linprocfs, local)
> I had understood you to say that neither journaling nor soft-updates
> were the default for the / partition. I'm not remembering if they were
> presented as options in the install or if I selected those options.
> (This isn't stuff I ordinarily think much about.)
SU+J is the default for modern FreeBSD install.
> > As you can see, only / doesn't have soft updates enabled. This
> > is the choice I made in sysinstall (FreeBSD 8 here) when the
> > disk was new.
> If the the installation program presents the options, there's a
> possibility I ticked the selection. I don't remember.
It does present an option dialog, but requires user to click into it.
Otherwise SU+J will be created.
> > > > And for reference, I notice that journaling decisions need to be made
> > > > *prior* to creating the filesystem.
> > >
> > > Journaling decisions can be made basically at anytime the FS isn't
> > > or mounted ro using tunefs(1).
> Ah. Okay. I was only looking at the gjournal man page.
gjournal has nothing to do with SU+J.
> > The safest way to change those settings is to enter single user
> > mode and use tunefs on the unmounted partitions.
> David Benfell <benfell at parts-unknown.org>
> See https://parts-unknown.org/node/2 if you don't understand the
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