fsck and system crashes

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 4 22:34:46 UTC 2005

On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 12:46:51PM -0500, suoko wrote:

> Rereading my post I understood it was not clear.
> I'd like ubuntu to AUTOMATICALLY run fsck on reboot in case of crash
> (which usually results in a non clean root fs).

If a crash results in an unclean filesystem, fsck is automatically run.
Ubuntu has always done this.

Note that a journal recovery is sufficient for journalling filesystems, such
as the default ext3, so usually a fsck is not necessary.

 - mdz

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