[arch-general] mkinitcpio: fsck - Does it actually make sense?

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 16:50:49 EDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM, Karol Babioch <karol at babioch.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering whether it makes actually sense to include the fsck hook
> into the initial ramdisk. With the "current" switch to systemd
> filesystems get fsck'ed by default anyway, so it seems to be sort of
> redundant.
> Is there something I'm missing here, or how do you handle this?
> Best regards,
> Karol Babioch

You really want to be able to fsck the root filesystem before you
mount it, as doing it while it's mounted read-only has several
caveats, e.g. it requires an immediate reboot if the fsck changed
anything, to ensure consistency of FS state on disk and in memory.

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