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Re: fs translators and fsck [Was: init scripts don't fsck extra partitio

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: fs translators and fsck [Was: init scripts don't fsck extra partitions]
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:45:31 +0100

   The action of mounting a fs is intricated with the action of
   checking it beforehand, that's what I'd like to express in some
   way.  Fstab does that on usual unices.  The hurdish way of mounting
   is rather setting a translator, so I'd rather see checking being
   done at translator setting time.  A manual settrans -a /foo
   /hurd/ext2fs /dev/bar should probably not start a check, but usual
   "administrative" passive translators should (on system startup, not
   just when first accessed).

As I noted on IRC, I still think that putting the functionality into
either libdiskfs or settrans/mount is a bad idea.  A script might end
up using these commands, and be run in the background.  File-system
checking is an inherently interactive task.  Just modifing
libdiskfs/mount/settrans to do this specific task in an interactive
manner on boot is overkill.

Having a special script that updates fstab is a good idea though; and
very simply to write.  Infact, here is what I snatched from someone, I
do not remeber who, and this person can blame himself for not writying
his name in the header or adding a proper copyright blurb. :-) I have
modified it a bit, since I'll use if for the GNU system to have DMD
run it on first boot (when setting up inital system translators).

===File ~/detect-partitions=================================
# This script detects and sets up ext2 and swap partitions and then
# puts them into /etc/fstab.  requirements:
#  devprobe, parted, settrans, cut, grep, echo, /hurd/storeio pipes
#  working, and a writable /dev directory, and /dev/null
# swapon can be executed after this script.

echo -n "Detecting disk partitions... "
# Probe for standard devices as listed in libparted.
disks=`devprobe hd0 hd1 hd2 hd3 hd4 hd5 hd6 hd7 sd0 sd1 sd2 sd3 sd4 sd5`

for disk in ${disks} ; do
    if [ ! -b /dev/${disk} ]; then 
        MAKEDEV -D /dev ${disk}
        parted -s /dev/${disk} print 2>/dev/null > /tmp/.partinfo
        if [ $? != 0 ]; then
        slices=`cat /tmp/.partinfo | grep -e "ext2|ufs" | cut -f1 -d' ' 
        for slice in ${slices} ; do
            if [ ! -b /dev/${disk}s${slice} ]; then
                MAKEDEV -D /dev ${disk}s${slice}
## FIXME: This is lame, and stupid.
                mkdir -p /mnt/disks/${disk}/${slice}
                echo -n " /dev/${disk}s${slice}"
                echo "/dev/${disk}s${slice}     /mnt/disks/${disk}/${slice}     
ext2    ro      0       0" >> ${fstab}

        slices=`parted -s /dev/${disk} print | grep "linux-swap" | cut -f1 -d' 
' 2>/dev/null`
        for slice in ${slices} ; do
            if [ ! -b /dev/${disk}s${slice} ]; then
                MAKEDEV -D /dev ${disk}s${slice}
                echo -n " /dev/${disk}s${slice}"
                echo "/dev/${disk}s${slice}     none            swap    sw      
0       0" >> ${fstab}

if [ ${diskdetected} == 0 ]; then
    echo " none."

exit 0

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