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Re: Bug#616317: base: commit= ext3 mount option in fstab has no effect.

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 06:31:48PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:
> >> Should we try to make this work (at best badly) since a change in
> >> mount options in /etc/fstab would only take effect at the next
> >> mkinitramfs and/or update-grub invocation?  Or should we just close
> >> out this bug and say, "tough luck, kid; if you want to change the root
> >> file system's mount options, you need to edit your kernel's boot
> >> options using whatever bootloader you might happen to be using"?
> Or the init scripts could "mount -oremount,commit=300 /". Most options
> can be altered throught remount. For the few remaining ones
> (e.g. data=writeback) editing the kernel's boot options is probably ok.
> The init scripts already do this for read-only / read-write. Why doesn't
> this work for commit= too?

The initscripts /do/ already do this.  See checkroot.sh and read_fstab
in /lib/init/mount-functions.sh.

If it's not working for you, then it's possible that the fstab entry
for / doesn't match.  Might be worth sourcing and running read_fstab
by hand to see if it's pulling out the options correctly.


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