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Bug#694624: /usr/sbin/xfs_freeze: freezes under lying (root)

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Subject: Bug#694624: /usr/sbin/xfs_freeze: freezes under lying (root)
From: Pat Emblen <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:53:56 +1100
Organization: Talbragar Computers
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> If you are running scripts remotely and they don't handle errors
> properly, then that's your problem....

OK, can you then fix the man page to describe the real behaviour of the
program so that users have a chance to intelligently decide what error
checking to do in their scripts.
I.E the argument isn't a mount point, it's a path, and perhaps use
'filesystem' rather than 'xfs' consistently.

> If you can't unfreeze the root filesystem by running xfs-freeze -u
> immediately afterwards then that's a filesystem bug, not a problem
> with the userspace command.

It may also be a good idea to point out in the man page that you should be
extremely careful running this if you are not logged in interactively, even a
disconnected ssh session will prevent you running xfs_freeze -u to manually
unfreeze the root filesystem.
Pat Emblen

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