Bug 56971 - e2fsck in repair mode does not understand LABEL=
Summary: e2fsck in repair mode does not understand LABEL=
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-12-01 17:06 UTC by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2002-04-07 19:03:18 UTC

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Description Kjetil T. Homme 2001-12-01 17:06:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
If e2fsck needs to be run manually in rc.sysinit, you have to remember
where your filesystems are :-)  It does not understand the LABEL=foo

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
0. Use labels for your ext2 filesystems in /etc/fstab
1. crash your system horribly
2. reboot, wait for e2fsck to fail automatic recovery
3. try typing e2fsck LABEL=mm
4. look futilely in /etc/fstab
5. tear out your hair trying to remember on which disk and slice
   the filesystem is. :-)

Actual Results:  Since it is in repair mode, I didn't write down the actual
message, sorry.  It has happened to me in both RH 7.1 and 7.2.

Expected Results:  It should've done an fsck on /dev/hdg5 (see?  now I
know! :)

Additional info:

This is not a duplicate of 35980.
$ rpm -q e2fsprogs
$ rpm -q initscripts

Comment 1 Kjetil T. Homme 2002-04-04 00:34:35 UTC
In Skipjack, the problem in repair mode seems to be fixed, but now it doesn't
work in multiuser mode:

# grep mm /proc/mounts
/dev/hdg5 /mm ext3 rw 0 0
# grep mm /etc/fstab
LABEL=mm                /mm                     ext3    defaults        1 2
# umount /mm
# e2fsck LABEL=mm
e2fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
e2fsck: No such file or directory while trying to open LABEL=mm
# rpm -q e2fsprogs

Comment 2 Kjetil T. Homme 2002-04-07 19:03:13 UTC
Doh!  e2fsck doesn't understand LABEL=foo, but the fsck wrapper does.  My apologies.

Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2002-04-08 12:35:02 UTC
The wrapper should be ok.


Florian La Roche

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