regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Markus Hitter mah at
Thu Sep 27 21:46:24 UTC 2007

Am 27.09.2007 um 22:17 schrieb Phillip Susi:

> Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> ReiserFS is effectively unmaintained.  I've switched from ReiserFS  
>> to Ext3 for
>> my installs too.  While it works well now, bitrot seems inevitable.
>> Scott K
>> Note: This has nothing to do with an legal issues the developers  
>> have.  The
>> Reiser devs have been focused on ResierFS4 for quite some time.
> The point though, is still valid; reiserfs doesn't bother forcing a  
> disk
> check every n mounts, so why does ext3 still do this?

Not an answer, but I feel people should stop thinking about doing  
anything essential at boot/shutdown time. Right now, many people  
switch their computers on and off regularly, but the days of such  
habits are counted.

Think about Laptops and PCs with a reliable standby mode. Think about  
PDAs, Phones, TV boxes. When not used, they go into standby mode.  
Some of them don't even feature something like "off". They all get  
booted once or twice a year, so the point in time "before mounting"  
next to never happens. If you want to do maintenance, you have to do  
it on the running system.

writing from a laptop with about 2 months uptime.

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