Automatic fsck

Paul S paulatgm at
Tue Aug 12 14:07:24 UTC 2008

I've been bitten bad by e2fsck where it's borked my system such that 
I've had to reinstall.  Since I don't want to be forced into that again, 
I'm trying to disable it permanently and take my chances on losing a 
file here or there.

However, I can't seem to shut it off.

So far, I've used tune2fs -c0 -i 0 to shut it off (interval and count 
are disabled .. see confirmation below).  That didn't work.  Next I 
used dpkg-divert to move e2fsck out of my path and rebuild the initramfs 
with update-initramfs, but it still runs on boot (I can't figure out how 
it got a copy of e2fsck).   I have to use Esc to abort it.  What's the 
trick to disable it on hardy??

paul :~$ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/mapper/vgsda12-lvrootsda12
tune2fs 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
Filesystem volume name:   <none>
Last mounted on:          <not available>
Filesystem UUID:          8bbf135a-ecb3-4c7d-b9a6-d96fd953b657
Filesystem magic number:  0xEF53
Filesystem revision #:    1 (dynamic)
Filesystem features:      has_journal ext_attr resize_inode dir_index 
filetype needs_recovery sparse_super large_file
Filesystem flags:         signed_directory_hash
Default mount options:    (none)
Filesystem state:         clean with errors
Errors behavior:          Continue
Filesystem OS type:       Linux
Inode count:              892928
Block count:              3568640
Reserved block count:     178432
Free blocks:              792705
Free inodes:              602839
First block:              0
Block size:               4096
Fragment size:            4096
Reserved GDT blocks:      871
Blocks per group:         32768
Fragments per group:      32768
Inodes per group:         8192
Inode blocks per group:   256
Filesystem created:       Sat Jul 19 19:29:03 2008
Last mount time:          Sun Aug 10 14:41:31 2008
Last write time:          Sun Aug 10 14:41:31 2008
Mount count:              29
Maximum mount count:      -1
Last checked:             Wed Jul 30 19:53:55 2008
Check interval:           0 (<none>)
Reserved blocks uid:      0 (user root)
Reserved blocks gid:      0 (group root)
First inode:              11
Inode size:               128
Journal inode:            8
First orphan inode:       869173
Default directory hash:   tea
Directory Hash Seed:      74af1ac9-4826-4a95-a594-b99f15b0a883
Journal backup:           inode blocks

paul :~$ dpkg-divert --list | grep e2fs
local diversion of /sbin/e2fsck to /diverted/sbin/e2fsck

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