[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#337444: e2fsprogs: fails to invoke sulogin when fsck fails on startup

Simon Richter sjr at debian.org
Mon Jan 2 13:55:14 UTC 2006


Theodore Ts'o wrote:

>>on my system, when fsck fails due to some "unexpected inconsistency",
>>the boot process does not halt. It appears as if $CONSOLE were set to
>>some invalid value, and sulogin thus fails.

> If $CONSOLE is set to an incorrect problem, this is probably an
> initscripts problem.  It's certainly not an e2fsck or fsck problem....

It is to a certain extent. If $CONSOLE is incorrect, the user will see a 
message that he is supposed to log in now and manually fix the problem, 
but the boot process continues normally, mounting the inconsistent 
filesystems read/write as the next step.

I'd have no problem with the boot process stopping entirely if sulogin 
fails, probably with an explanatory message.

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