[CentOS] ssh in while in fsck

Wed Apr 27 20:22:30 UTC 2011
Brian Mathis <brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com>

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> My manager reminds me that "in the old Sun days", the ssh server came up
> first, *before* the fsck on boot, so that if there was a problem, and fsck
> was waiting for an answer, you could remotely ssh in, kill it, restart it,
> and answer (or give it the right flags).
> Does anyone know if it's possible to have that happen with CentOS? It
> would be nice to have it boot that way, so that if you checked, and
> figured it should have been up already, you could handle the problem
> without coming in....
>        mark

I think having a decent remote console is the solution to that.  DRAC,
KVMoIP, Serial console, etc...  I'm not sure how it could be
considered safe to start services like sshd before the filesystem has
been checked.

// Brian Mathis