Fstab entries and power yank
There was a time ago a discussion about power-yanking and no more booting of pfSense. (original post: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,23634.0.html)
There was a bug report too: (http://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/444). It relates to the fstab-entries and preventing data-corruption.
So one conclusion was to update the fstab by this:```
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw,noasync,noatime 1 1
(http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,23634.msg122779.html#msg122779) I did this on all my pfSense installs because this problem still exists! Now with a completely new install (snap from 01/31/2011) my fstab looks another time like this one:
/dev/ad0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
Would it be possible to change the installer in that way to put the "right" entries directly in the fstab? Thanks!
The above is already done for nanobsd:
: cat /etc/fstab /dev/ufs/pfsense1 / ufs ro,sync,noatime 1 1 /dev/ufs/cf /cf ufs ro,sync,noatime 1 1
It doesn't usually impact hard drive installs as badly, but it's hard to say for sure. I crash and yank the power from my boxes and VMs and very rarely have problems.
I have expierienced that bootfailures nearly every time with all full-installs too. Now i can yank power without any problem, even on full installs. For this reason i asked.
I reopened the ticket with a note that it isn't happening on full installs like it should.