Bug#2459: Filesystems unmounted in wrong order
Rob Leslie writes:
> >> Do you have any NFS partitions mounted under /var when you shutdown or
> >> reboot?
> > Yes, /var/spool/mail.
> Please see my Bug#2304. The problem is that during shutdown, the network layer
> (e.g. PPP?) is destroyed before any attempt is made to unmount the NFS
> partition, which subsequently fails. This also leaves /var unable to be
> unmounted, which is why you see it being fscked on reboot.
> I have not yet seen any suggestions for how to resolve this problem. If you
> have any ideas, I would welcome a discussion.
The problem seems to be in /etc/init.d/reboot at these lines.
echo -n "Unmounting file systems... "
umount -a -tnonfs 2>/dev/null
umount -a -tnfs 2>/dev/null
I think these should be around the other way as it's causing my /var
partition to not umount cause /var/spool/mail is still mounted when
it tries to unmount /var.
Is there any reason why nfs mounted filesystems should be unmounted
after every other type of filesystem?
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Andrew Howell firstname.lastname@example.org
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