process accounting continues on RO fs

From: Tim Janik (
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 02:13:33 EST

hi ted,

i just noted, that with process accounting enabled, /var/account/pacct
is still being written to after it's file system (ext2 here) got
(emergency) remounted read-only. the behaviour is reproducable for me
with at least 2.4.17 and 2.4.19.
of course, fsck (e2fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002) here) badly screwes
up with fixing block counts in that situation (if run after the remount
before the next reboot, that is).
for the record, my accounting utils version is 6.3.5.
let me know if you need more information or are unable to reproduce
this behaviour.


- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Wed Aug 07 2002 - 22:00:26 EST