[systemd-devel] nilfs-cleanerd startup on boot

dennis.murata at wipro.com dennis.murata at wipro.com
Tue Mar 3 07:44:18 PST 2015

I had mis-typed the address for the nilfs mail group

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lennart Poettering [mailto:lennart at poettering.net]
> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:34 PM
> To: Dennis Murata (WT01 - ENU)
> Cc: systemd-devel at lists.freedesktop.org; linus-nilfs at vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [systemd-devel] nilfs-cleanerd startup on boot
> On Fri, 27.02.15 18:31, dennis.murata at wipro.com
> (dennis.murata at wipro.com) wrote:
> > I have a fedora 21 system that where I mount an nilfs2 file system.
> > I use a simple /etc/modules-load.d/nilfs.conf file to load the kernel
> > module and have an entry in the fstab.
> Creating the modules-load.d snippet should not be necessary, as the kernel
> should autoload the kernel module for it when it is first required.
I did not find this to be the case for fedora 21.  Without creating the file to load the module, any attempt I made to mount the file system would get a unknown filetype error.  Does this point at adding this module to the initrd file?
> > The file system mounts on boot as it should, but the nilfs-cleanerd
> > program does not startup.  If I umount /nilfs then mount /nilfs the
> > nilfs-cleanerd program starts as it should to cleanup the checkpoints.
> How is that daemon supposed to be started? Is it forked off /bin/mount?
> > Does systemd use a different mount program at boot?
> It uses /bin/mount for mounting normal file systems.
> > Is there something else that should be included other than the
> > nilfs.conf file?  I have just started using a system with systemd as
> > the init so please forgive my ignorance.
> I have no idea about nilfs really, and we had no reports about any problems
> with it before.
I wanted to look at the performance of nilfs and f2fs.  This is my first try at using these file systems
> Lennart
> --
> Lennart Poettering, Red Hat
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