fsck on boot is major usability issue

Phillip Susi psusi at cfl.rr.com
Thu Dec 20 20:31:36 UTC 2007

Jonathan Musther wrote:
> Hi,
>   I'm new to this list, I joined it because I saw in the archive that
> recently you were discussing the problem with running fsck on boot as a
> 'just in case' filesystem check.  I joined the list because I'm the author
> of AutoFsck, the script you discussed which effectively moves fsck to
> shutdown, and asks the user before it is run.

I still say we should just disable the checks entirely.  No other 
filesystem still does this nonsense.  It's just a holdover from ext2, 
which had it as a leftover from ext, which had it out of convention from 
minix, which did it as purely pedantic ( or did it actually perform some 
maintenance then that needed done periodically?  I can't remember ).

On the other hand, your solution looks like a great improvement.

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