Minutes from the Technical Board, 2008-07-15

Stephan root at stewo.org
Tue Aug 12 21:02:07 BST 2008

great idea!

On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:47:12 +0200, mike corn <mikecorn at arcor.de> wrote:
> Why not move this process to shutdown time instead of boot time? The
> user could walk away and let the computer finish checking the file
> systems then shut down. If an error is detected, then the check would be
> repeated at the next boot up.
> Bryce Harrington wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:52:25AM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>>> == Filesystem checking / AutoFsck ==
>>> A suggestion was made to the technical board that Ubuntu could be
> smarter
>>> about how and when it performs filesystem integrity checks (fsck).
>>> Decision: This should be discussed more widely in the developer
> community
>>> Action: Scott to start a thread on ubuntu-devel/-discuss
>> I find the autofsck to be most notable on my laptop, perhaps because I
>> reboot it more frequently, and because it usually chooses to autofsck at
>> some inopportune time.  I don't know if laptop harddrives need fsck more
>> than desktop's, but I wouldn't mind seeing the frequency be reduced for
>> laptops.
>> Alternatively, maybe the autofsck could be made to take a few more
>> factors into account, such as total run time since last fsck, total
>> absolute time since last fsck, drive age, etc.
>> Bryce
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