fsck on boot is major usability issue

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Mon Dec 24 12:32:59 UTC 2007

On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 09:37:35AM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:

> We quickly discussed this at the last UDS. Most people were not in
> favor of dropping the check completely, since occasionally, things
> just go wrong, and you never notice until you actually run a check.

Any severe corruption is likely to trigger the kernel's own sanity 
checks, at which point a check will be forced anyway. Otherwise we seem 
to be optimising for a massively uncommon case at the expense of 
everyone else. If ext3 had a habit of introducing corruption, we'd know 
about it by now. We should just skip the time and count based checks.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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