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Re: stagger forced fsck on reboot

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.

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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