regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Anthony Yarusso tonyyarusso at comcast.net
Sun Sep 30 22:16:40 UTC 2007


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Waldemar Kornewald wrote:
> On 9/30/07, Thilo Six <T.Six at gmx.de> wrote:
>> umount the partition and *then* run:
>> $ sudo tune2fs -c 0 -i 1m /dev/hdXY
>>
>> that will reduce fsck period to once a month, regarless of bootcount.
>> But do that on your on.
>>
>> Distribution wide i can´t think off any good reason to disable fsck at
all.
>
> If you want fsck then you should be able to turn it on, but please
> don't assume that anyone else wants to have fsck enabled, by default.
> As many people have reported, it takes awfully long to boot with fsck
> and that's incredibly annoying.
>
> >From my own experience, the average person will react very negatively
> to fsck increasing their boot time by 10-40min, especially if XP&Vista
> (how about other Linux distros or OS X?) don't do this annoying check.
>
> Seriously, why should we accept being disturbed by fsck?
>
> It's not like we couldn't do anything about it. There are two
> solutions that work for everyone: turn fsck off by default or make it
> work in the background.
>
> Regards,
> Waldemar Kornewald
>
How would it work in the background after your drives are mounted?
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