Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#7407 closed enhancement (wontfix)

diskdev_cmds package

Reported by: jake1981 <oskari.rauta@…> Owned by: nico
Priority: normal Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: packages Version: Trunk
Keywords: hfs hfsplus fsck diskdev_cmds Cc:


Here's package diskdev_cmds which contains fsck for hfs and hfs+ volumes. I personally use a Mac, and I have a disk shared through my router (with netatalk and few other protocols) - although, whenever I want to put some large files to the disk, easiest way is to disconnect it from the router and connect it directly to USB port in my computer, this way transfer happens with highest available speed. OS X does support numerous filesystems, and with 3rd party drivers it supports even more- but I decided to stick with non-journaled hfs+ format, as openwrt/linux also supports it just fine with read/write capability (when I enabled journaling, I lacked writing capability). Also, hfs+ is a nice format.

Anyway, I live in a area where power outs are common, and when power gets back on- disk is in read only mode until fsck has been executed. It's just that openwrt does not have fsck.hfs - until now.

This is originally from opendarwin project, it was ported to linux by gentoo - and now I have ported it to openwrt. Originally this project also had mkfs.hfs but it didn't want to compile correctly and I became to think that fsck is a very good start, usually partitioning after all is done on a computer running bigger distribution than openwrt..

Here's a diff to packages..

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Changed 8 years ago by jake1981 <oskari.rauta@…>


comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by nico

  • Milestone changed from Backfire 10.03.1 to Kamikaze
  • Owner changed from developers to nico
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Version changed from Backfire 10.03 to Trunk

comment:2 follow-up: Changed 6 years ago by Oskari Rauta <oskari.rauta@…>

Why isn't this included in packages???

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

Replying to Oskari Rauta <oskari.rauta@…>:

Why isn't this included in packages???

+1 plx integrate!

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by anonymous

This works good Oskari! For latest Backfire, you'll also need a file in /lib/functions/fsck/ called or something (chmod it 755) that contains something like this; otherwise you'll be unable to set enabled_fsck to 1 in /etc/config/fstab for hfsplus (or ancient hfs) filesystems. It's not in the diff, also not sure why this package is not in the Backfire packages repository.

fsck_it() {

/sbin/fsck_hfs -p "$device" 2>&1 | logger -t "fstab: fsck_hfs ($device)"
local status="$?"
case "$status" in

0|1) ;; #success
2) reboot;;
4) echo "fsck_hfs ($device): Warning! Uncorrected errors."| logger -t fstab

return 1

*) echo "fsck_hfs ($device): Error $status. Check not complete."| logger -t fstab;;

return 0

fsck_hfsplus() {

fsck_it "$0"

append libmount_known_fsck "hfsplus"
fsck_hfs() {

fsck_it "$0"

append libmount_known_fsck "hfs"

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Oskari Rauta <oskari.rauta@…>

For some reason - it ain't on trunk either. Been using this for years..

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by shinton@…

How do I use this patch? Where do I apply it?

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by florian

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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