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Re: Quadratic fsck



On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 14:46 +0100, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
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> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 09:29 +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> >> For years, the default on RH (and successor) systems has been to only
> >> do 
> >> filesystem checks if the filesystem is dirty. Checks based on
> >> intervals 
> >> and mounts are not done.
> > 
> > I'm not sure that's true. I've definitely seen boot-time messages along
> > the lines of "mount count exceeded; performing fsck", and I never change
> > the defaults.
> 
> It is true for file systems that anaconda creates. The installer does
> the equivalent of "tune2fs -c0 -i0" on the file systems that it creates.
> If you are creating file systems post-install with mkfs/mke2fs then this
> step needs to be done manually. This is usually the cause of "maximal
> mount count reached.." and "/dev/blah has not been checked in XX days"
> messages on Red Hat systems that I've come across.

OK, that makes sense.

poc


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