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Version information

  • 1.1.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Dec 22nd 2013

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'jhoblitt-autofsck', '1.1.0'
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bolt module add jhoblitt-autofsck
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install jhoblitt-autofsck --version 1.1.0

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jhoblitt/autofsck — version 1.1.0 Dec 22nd 2013

Puppet autofsck Module

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Description
  3. Usage
  4. Limitations
  5. Versioning
  6. Support
  7. See Also


Enable unattended fsck on boot


A simple puppet module to enable automatic / forced / completely unattended fsck on boot up. Typically, this means passing the -y flag to fsck. This module does not cause a fsck to happen on every boot. It only takes affect when a boot time fsck is normally triggered.

On most operating systems, a boot time fsck will only take place when the operating system decides that a filesystem needs to be fscked, typically due to being 'unclean' or a time / mount number limit between checks has been hit. These automatic boot time fscks can halt the boot process asking for administrative interaction to approve making filesystem modifications. This is done because fsck can destroy data. By using this module you are accepting the risk of fsck destroying file system(s) at boot time.



    include autofsck


  • ensure

String Possible values: 'present', 'absent'. Defaults to: 'present'

Enables or disables unattended fscking on boot.


    class { autofsck:
      ensure => present, # default


    class { autofsck:
      ensure => absent,


At present, only supports Debian and Redhat based distributions.

Tested Platforms

  • el5.x
  • el6.x
  • Ubuntu/Debian


This module is versioned according to the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 specification.


Please log tickets and issues at github

See Also