Re: stagger forced fsck on reboot
On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:40:17AM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> Robert wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 04:40:05PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > > The inconvenience could be ameliorated if the force-fsck mount counter
> > > could be staggered for each partition. For instance, the first
> > > partition on every 20 mounts, the second on every 21, and so on. Then
> > > on a given reboot, on average you'd only have to put up with one forced
> > > fsck, not all of them together.
> > as far as i know it's also possible to set the counter to a specific
> > value, which might be better. so make them all be checked after 20
> > maounts, but set the counters to 0, 1, 2, 3 and so on after the
> > isntallation.
> Yeah, that would probably be nicer aesthetically. But we'd want to
> remember on the other hand that its exactly the same as using
> 20,19,18,17 with counters set to 0.
No, that's not true. The first will mean they will always stagger at
one; the second will mean they will stagger at one the first time, then
at two, then at three, and so on, until they wrap around and eventually
end you up with a case where they do *not* stagger anymore.
> Joey Hess wrote:
> > I think it's a great idea, especially if there's code written to do
> > it.
> > :-)
> There's always that ;)
> There seems to be mixed enthusiasm for the idea, but I'm glad some
> people think it's a good idea. I'm not familiar with the d-i code so I
> don't know how long it'd take me to come up with a patch myself. Anyone
> else who likes the idea and has a spare evening. feel free to get to it
> first :)
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