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Bug 6300 - / is not remounted readonly while shutdowning if quotas are active on it
Summary: / is not remounted readonly while shutdowning if quotas are active on it
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-24 08:47 UTC by Olivier Benghozi
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-25 17:16:39 UTC

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Description Olivier Benghozi 1999-10-24 08:47:46 UTC
Root filesystem / is not remounted readonly before the
effective reboot or shutdown if quotas are active on it,
causing an fsck at each system start.

Normally, /etc/rc.d/init.d/halt contains a
mount -n -o remount,ro /
that seemed to work well in RH6.0, but it seems that now,
quota must be stopped before trying to put / in ro.

Messages are:

mount: / is busy
and then again the same message, caused by "remounting
remaining FS readonly" in the halt script.

So before
mount -n -o remount,ro /
I added a line:
quotaoff -a

It seems to work.
Maybe an initscripts fix should be released, I know of
people that had corrupted datas because of that.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 17:16:59 UTC
Fixed in initscripts-4.58, will be in next Raw Hide release.

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