regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Erik Andrén erik.andren at
Thu Sep 27 07:54:54 UTC 2007

2007/9/27, Waldemar Kornewald <wkornew at>:
> ...
> ------
> Are there any alternatives? Here are two examples:
> Use SMART (AFAIK, Vista does that).

SMART is hardware- and not filesystem dependent.
 Besides, the implementation of SMART differs wildly from each hard-drive

Take care,

Run fsck read-only (even on mounted partitions) as a low-priority
> process in the background when the system is *idle* and report to the
> user only when an error is found, then requiring a reboot and full
> system check on boot-up.
> Regards,
> Waldemar Kornewald
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