Bug 462862 - shutdown has no -F or -f flags to force/skip fsck on reboot
shutdown has no -F or -f flags to force/skip fsck on reboot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: upstart (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Casey Dahlin
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-19 08:25 EDT by Jan Christiaan van Winkel
Modified: 2014-06-18 04:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-26 14:40:53 EDT
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Description Jan Christiaan van Winkel 2008-09-19 08:25:06 EDT
Description of problem:
shutdown (from upstart) no longer supports the -F and -f flags to force or skip an fsck run after reboot.  The presence of /forcefsck is still tested though.  Therefore, a workaround for
shutdown -F -r now
would be:
touch /forcefsck; shutdown -r now

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. shutdown -F -r now

Actual results:
no fsck is performed after the reboot

Expected results:
an fsck run should be performed after reboot

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Comment 2 Jan Christiaan van Winkel 2009-06-10 02:41:21 EDT
Same problem in Fedora 10 and Fedora 11
Comment 3 Reilly Hall 2009-07-01 12:51:09 EDT
Just curious if this was an intentional change from the old Fedora/Red Hat versions where #shutdown -rF now would force an fsck on reboot of all available file systems.  This has become quite annoying any time I wanna check a file system manually, the only way I have found to be able to do so is to boot into the emergency rescue CD and fsck from that environment.  Also I have used tune2fs to manually set a file system option policy to force an fsck after X amount of time or Y amount of mounts with consecutive mounts without an fsck having been performed.  This is somewhat annoying...but if it was intentional because someone deemed ext3/4 so reliable that manual fscks when marked clean are superfluous...I'd just like to know and I can move on with my life.
Comment 4 Casey Dahlin 2010-03-26 14:40:53 EDT
Upstream is against having these flags in the shutdown tool. They will not be added, there, and I don't intend to carry a permanent patch or re-address this issue later when I remove it.
Comment 5 Reilly Hall 2010-03-26 15:51:52 EDT
Good to know, thanks.

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