umount failure

Stefan Monnier (monnier+lists/linux/kernel/news/@TEQUILA.SYSTEMSZ.CS.YALE.EDU)
19 May 1998 18:57:28 -0400

Every once in a while, umount fails during the shutdown (probably because of
some rogue program that the shutdown scripts didn't kill properly), forcing an
annoying fsck at boot.

Shouldn't it be possible to do a forced umount (at worst a forced
"mount -o remount,ro") during shutdown ?

Of course, we can use something like fuser to get a somewhat similar result,
but it won't work for / (just try "fuser -k /").

Is there a fundamental reason why this cannot be done ? Doesn't `revoke'
have to solve the same difficulties ?


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