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Re: find issue led to possible fsck bug

On Tue, 2 May 2006, Scot L. Harris wrote:

On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 08:21 +1000, David Timms wrote:

Subsequent runs of fsck to actually fix the problems does not appear to
work.  I even had them put the file /forcefsck on the system and reboot.
Same issues.  The results of the fsck seem to vary slightly.
I have not seen the same happen, but I would find it informative to know
if setting selinux to off is enough to get past the problem (though I
doubt it).

Also, in your first fsck run, you said "no" to fix problems; did you
subsequently run it with yes ?  You would need to boot from the rescue
cd (or cd 1) so that the filesystems to check can be written to.

From what I can tell the error is in the selinux directory but not
caused by selinux.  He had turned off selinux previously which made no

He ran fsck with yes to fix the problems.  I also had him force the fsck
at boot time.

Is /selinux even a real file system? All the files have size 0 and time equal to the time of last boot, and it doesn't appear in /etc/fstab. That looks suspiciously like a pseudo-filesystem like /sys and /proc. fsck doesn't work on those. I don't think that find does either.

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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