Forcing fsck on boot

Jeff Vian jvian10 at
Sat Dec 17 13:08:54 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 17:24 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-16 at 16:48, Jeff Vian wrote:
> > Correct on creating the file and its function, but I would *never* use a
> > 'reboot' command without using 'sync;sync;sync;reboot'.   "reboot" does
> > not flush buffers, so if you fail to use the sync in that line, data in
> > the buffers may not be written to disk and filesystem or data corruption
> > may occur. It _has_ happened.
> >From 'man reboot':
>  If  halt or reboot is called when the system is not in
>  runlevel 0 or 6, in other words when it’s running normally,
>  shutdown  will  be  invoked instead  (with  the  -h  or -r
>  flag).
> So normally, there is no difference.

Thank you Les
I never use reboot so had not noted the change.  At  some time in the
now far distant past that was changed from the way it previously worked.

I appreciate the info and education on the changes.


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