Sunday, February 8

systemd & fsck

I just hit my first real frustration with systemd, which is running on the Novena. The default storage here is a microSD card, and I’ve had to force-reboot this thing enough times that I’d like to run fsck on the root filesystem.

It used to be that you could call shutdown -F to force an fsck on boot. The old aliases still exist, but I think the thing I’m supposed to do here is systemctl reboot, and there doesn’t seem to be an analogous pattern any more.

On the other hand, some of the choices immediately evident in the design of systemctl and journalctl seem interesting and not without merit.