This is not something that was present in QNX4, but something I have been
wanting for a long time.
The enhancement would be to add filesystem check to diskboot for QNX4
filesystems. It could be as simple as a flag you add to diskboot, so disk
boot would automatically check the “dirty” flag on a file system before
So for instance if the system didn’t get powered down in a correct manner it
would be checked and repaired automatically before being mounted.
This is similar to what Windows does, which will do a repair on your drive
if it didn’t get powered down correctly.
I know it is possible to do above today but it is real pain, because you
have to create a special boot image where the start up of devb-eide is done
manually. The other option which seems to be suggested sometimes, with
calling chkfsys in one of the startup scripts is not recommended.
Thanks in advance
“Kris Warkentin” <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Attention QNX users.
I am compiling a wish-list for utilities development over the next 6
to a year. I’m mostly looking for things that existed in QNX4 but don’t
QNX6 but I’m also taking general utils feature requests.
So, if there are any utilities you wish you had or enhanced functionality
existing utilities, now is the time to let me know so I can try to get
on the road map.