wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Oct 7 22:14:51 UTC 2007
Steve Lamb wrote:
> Accccck, Wulfy's here too!
Da Wulf is *everywhere*! >:@)
> Wulfy wrote:
>> When I reboot, a fsck is done every thirty mountings of partitions. I
>> only reboot when I have a kernel upgrade, or the machine crashes too
>> badly for me to sort out without a reboot. So the fsck-ing only happens
>> rarely. How frequently *should* the partitions be fsck-ed? Is there a
>> way to do it *without* having to reboot?
> Well, strictly speaking if you can bring the machine back down to single
> user mode, yeah, you can do it without a reboot. However the easiest way to
> do that, presuming you have console access, is to reboot. You can also
> remount most of the partitions as read-only and fsck them then. However that
> involves bringing the machine almost all the way down. Again, presuming
> console access the easiest way to do that is to reboot.
> Mind you I'm not too familiar with any of the procedures so this is just
> my rough, off-the-cuff, familiar-in-theory-only explanation and I'm probably
> off-base at least once in there. :)
That's what I thought. I know that fsck-ing a live partition is death
to the file system and I couldn't see any way to remount everything read
So. I need to reboot to fsck... how often?
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