Bug 162905 - -E flag in newfs(8) has no effect
Summary: -E flag in newfs(8) has no effect
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2011-11-27 17:00 UTC by Robert Millan
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description Robert Millan 2011-11-27 17:00:21 UTC
-E flag in newfs doesn't erase the whole device. For one thing, it returns immediately (which is unexpected since DIOCGDELETE ioctl is a blocking call). On the other hand, pre-existing filesystems continue to be usable:

# zpool create -m none -f test /dev/ada1s1
# zpool export test
# newfs -E /dev/ada1s1
Erasing sectors [128...16773119]
# zpool import test


I don't know the fix, but it seems most likely a kernel bug (I've verified that DIOCGDELETE ioctl is indeed being called).
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:48 UTC
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