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Re: stagger forced fsck on reboot

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 09:57 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 19 June 2006 08:40, 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.
> >
> > Has this been discussed before?  Is it worth considering?
> My first reaction is that this falls under the header of "tuning to be 
> done by the system's administrator based on personal preference".

I think I'd want to make a "but think of the children" response to that.
Of course the sysadmin can change it afterwards to whatever they want
to.  But what sort of experience do we want to provide for our less
advanced users?  It's not reasonable to ask them to change the defaults
for something like this.  

So the question comes down to "what set of defaults provides the nicest
experience for less confident users?"  Will it be nicer for them if we
provide an arrangement that can occasionally reduce their reboot time?


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