hfs partition not cleanly unmounted

Bug #633627 reported by Geoff Ghose on 2010-09-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hfsplus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hfsplus

Upon normal shutdown, the hfs partition requires fsck when rebooted. I do not have journaling enabled.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: hfsplus 1.0.4-12build3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Sep 8 23:00:21 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429.4)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: hfsplus

Geoff Ghose (gmghose) wrote :
dazza5000 (darran-kelinske) wrote :

Dear Geoff,

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

* Is this reproducible?
* If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

This will help us to find and resolve the problem.


Geoff Ghose (gmghose) wrote :

Yes, happens everytime.

Simply shut down and reboot. The partition is unreadable without a fsck. In my case, I have a multi-boot machine, and I usually let OS X take care of the fsck.

So I can reboot OS X without any problem, but if I boot Linux it leaves the disk in a bad state.

Romuald (romu70) wrote :

Hi guys,
I'm facing a similar issue but I don't do the same workaround. I own a USB HDD formated with HFS+. My use case is typically to copy some files on the disks which is normally plug in my tv set top box.

The test case:
- mount the HDD on a mac
- copy some files -> it works
- unmount it
- mount it in Ubuntu
- use sudo to copy some files -> it works
- unmount it
- mount it again in Ubuntu
- use sudo to copy some files -> KO, the partition is still read only

Workaround: mount/unmount it again on a mac and then back to Ubuntu and it works.

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