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Bug 591362 - Invalid option -a passed to fsck.hfsplus during boot
Summary: Invalid option -a passed to fsck.hfsplus during boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hfsplus-tools
Version: 15
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-12 02:39 UTC by Chris Bagwell
Modified: 2012-09-09 02:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 20:27:31 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Support -a to fsck.hfs to work with systemd-fsck (1.75 KB, patch)
2011-04-13 02:57 UTC, Chris Bagwell
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Description Chris Bagwell 2010-05-12 02:39:11 UTC
Description of problem:

I have install hfsplus-tools and used to format a hfs+ partition and then added to /etc/fstab to mount at boot time.  During bootup, I get the following message:

Checking filesystems
Fedora: clean, 271326/5316608 files, 11152858/21248000 blocks
Boot: clean, 48/128016 files, 77770/512000 blocks
fsck.hfsplus: invalid option -- 'a'
usage: fsck.hfsplus [-dfl m [mode] npqruy] special-device
  d = output debugging info
  f = force fsck even if clean (preen only) 
  l = live fsck (lock down and test-only)
  m arg = octal mode used when creating lost+found directory 
  n = assume a no response 
  p = just fix normal inconsistencies 
  q = quick check returns clean, dirty, or failure 
  r = rebuild catalog btree 
  u = usage 
  y = assume a yes response 

Only found one internet search result where user modified fsck.hfsplus to accept -a option (probaby mapped to -p like e2fsck does).

I couldn't find where options are created and so writing a bug report in hope of help.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a mount option for hfs+ partition to /etc/fstab
2. Reboot system.
3. Look at boot messages error console that is automatically added to Gnome applet area.  It should contain above error message.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:36:42 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Chris Bagwell 2011-04-04 03:31:40 UTC
I upgraded to Fedora 15 (beta) and noticed that the message still occurs during a reboot.

Comment 3 Chris Bagwell 2011-04-13 02:56:23 UTC
I've looked into this in detail in context of Fedora 15 beta.  It may be an issue that arrived with systemd.  I also had systemd installed on my Fedora 14 and haven't tried without systemd.

Systemd has a binary called /lib/systemd/systemd-fsck.  It invokes /sbin/fsck and hard codes the options passed to it using some reasonable standard options and "-a" is one of them.  Unfortunately, "-p" is better option for fsck.ext2/3/4 and fsck.hfs but the former supports "-a" as alias of "-p" (preen) option (see "man e2fsck" for more info).

Instead of forcing systemd-fsck to guess options supported by random filesystems, I think its easier and better to add "-a" as alias of "-p" to fsck.hfs.

I'm attaching a patch that applies to hfsplus-tools-332.14-12.fc15.src.rpm and add this option.

Appreciate if it could be added to RPM since there doesn't really seem to be an upstream for me to send this to.

Comment 4 Chris Bagwell 2011-04-13 02:57:47 UTC
Created attachment 491628 [details]
Support -a to fsck.hfs to work with systemd-fsck

Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-01-11 16:09:47 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-05-30 21:07:42 UTC
hfsplus-tools-332.14-15.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-05-30 21:15:33 UTC
hfsplus-tools-332.14-15.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 8 Chris Bagwell 2012-05-31 01:34:25 UTC
I wasn't able to test the F15 or F16 updates mentioned in comments but I was able to test the F17 which mentions -a support in its changelog.

I can confirm that upon rebooting an F17 with hfsplus-tools-540.1.linux3-1.fc17.i686 that the error message no longer is displayed.

I'm sure this will be of use to all the people taking advantage of the mac booting improvements in F17.  Thanks!

Report can be closed now.


Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-06-01 16:49:47 UTC
Package hfsplus-tools-332.14-15.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing hfsplus-tools-332.14-15.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

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Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-09-09 02:50:10 UTC
hfsplus-tools-332.14-15.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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