regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Waldemar Kornewald wkornew at
Thu Sep 27 08:49:49 UTC 2007

On 9/27/07, Luke Yelavich <themuso at> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 06:03:32PM EST, Waldemar Kornewald wrote:
> > Isn't a hardware defect the main reason a file system can be corrupted
> > without a crash? There can be serious FS bugs, but aren't those very
> > rare, anyway? What else could lead to FS corruption?
> The hardware can be in top knotch, and problems can still occurr with filesystems. Many a time, I've seen an
> fsck finish on a root filesystem, and have to reboot the system due to changes, even when there have been no
> crashes on the system since the filesystem was created.
> If you really want to turn them off, or at least reduce their freqquency, you can use the tune2fs command to
> do so, but I personally would leave things as they are.

What about my alternative suggestion? It would still run fsck, but at
the same time be less annoying or not disturbing at all.

Waldemar Kornewald

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