9.1 RELENG_9 Unable to cleanly dismount root partition on shutdown

Matt Smith matt at xtaz.co.uk
Wed Aug 29 17:02:40 UTC 2012

On 2012-08-28 22:51, Matt Smith wrote:
> On 2012-08-27 21:35, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Mon, 27 Aug 2012, Matt Smith wrote:
>>> Thank you for your help anyway, and your wonkity site, which I also 
>>> once used for converting my procmail to maildrop. And thanks also to 
>>> Erich and Stefan for your help. When I get some spare time I'll redo 
>>> the filesystem and hope that it works.
>> Please post a followup after that.
> Here is the followup! I have just rebuilt the server from scratch
> using a 9.1-RC1 amd64 memstick image. Used the GPT labels directly in
> the fstab and ignored glabel. And guess what? It works fine as you
> probably expected. So it was definitely user error and the glabel
> broke it. At least I've learnt a lot more about partitioning and
> filesystems than I knew before anyway!
> So once again, thank you for all your help. There is an open PR for
> this that I raised which is amd64/170646 , I don't think there is any
> way for me to close this myself is there? If somebody reads this who
> has the rights to do so then please close it with "user is an idiot"
> :)
> Matt.

Hi again. Seems it was not actually that simple after all. Yesterday I 
had tested rebooting the server after just the base O/S had been 
installed and it was working fine so I assumed that was it. Today I have 
reinstalled all my ports and then decided to do one last reboot to make 
sure everything came up properly. And guess what? The same error 
happened again! I then tracked it down. It seems to happen when the 
mail/postgrey port is started. If I comment that out of rc.conf and 
reboot and let it mark the filesystem clean then I can happily reboot 
with no issues again. If I remove the comment and start it up then I get 
the same issue on the next reboot.

So there is something strange happening between the mail/postgrey port 
and 9.1-RC1 amd64. As greylisting isn't completely important I can leave 
this disabled for now but I would like to still resolve this issue so 
that I can use it again, unless there is alternative greylisting 
software that I could use with postfix.

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