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authorTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>2005-12-09 18:18:06 -0500
committerTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>2005-12-09 18:18:06 -0500
commitbba44f956e4ddb81dbc444d1f973603a69d2d3fa (patch)
parentae1182cb8442c73e561290fbf79fd52346703987 (diff)
Clarify the e2fsck man page regarding the -c option
A user was confused about whether or not e2fsck -c performed a destructive test on the filesystem, since it stated that -cc resulted in a non-destructive read/write test. Clarify that -c does a read/only test. Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/e2fsck/ChangeLog b/e2fsck/ChangeLog
index 5ee9390b..be26eb2d 100644
--- a/e2fsck/ChangeLog
+++ b/e2fsck/ChangeLog
@@ -1,5 +1,8 @@
2005-12-09 Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
+ * e2fsck.8.in: Clarify that e2fsck -c does a read-only scan of the
+ device.
* unix.c (PRS): Fix typo in error message; thanks to Solar
Designer for pointing out the missing preposition.
(check_mount): Don't let the user run e2fsck -ccn on the
diff --git a/e2fsck/e2fsck.8.in b/e2fsck/e2fsck.8.in
index 40a9358a..496d2d51 100644
--- a/e2fsck/e2fsck.8.in
+++ b/e2fsck/e2fsck.8.in
@@ -123,11 +123,12 @@ will terminate with a fatal error.
.B \-c
This option causes
.B e2fsck
-to run the
+to use
.BR badblocks (8)
-program to find any blocks which are bad on the filesystem,
-and then marks them as bad by adding them to the bad block inode.
-If this option is specified twice, then the bad block scan will be done
+program to do a read-only scan of the device in order to find any bad
+blocks. If any bad blocks are found, they are added to the bad block
+inode to prevent them from being allocated to a file or directory. If
+this option is specified twice, then the bad block scan will be done
using a non-destructive read-write test.
.BI \-C " fd"