[OpenAFS] Odd vfsck behavior under Solaris 9

Dale Ghent daleg@umbc.edu
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:52:34 -0400

I have two Solaris 9 servers, similarly configured regarding patch 
level , hardware and disk layout.

One of them is exhibiting an odd problem that the other one is not. It 
appears that AFS's fsck on the problem child server refuses to work 
when passed a raw device as the argument. This of course causes 
problems when the machine boots and fsck is kicked off to test the file 

the problem exhibits itself as such:

[root@hfs6]~>/usr/lib/fs/afs/fsck /dev/md/rdsk/d1
----Open AFS (R) openafs 1.2.11 fsck----
** /dev/md/rdsk/d1


If I answer "y" twice, the fsck performs.

Now if I pass AFS fsck the block device, it goes on its merry way 
without complaining.

So in summary, the problem is AFS fsck not liking to look at the raw 
device... but it should. UFS fsck does not complain at all.

any thoughts?