Re: stagger forced fsck on reboot
On Fri, 2006-06-23 at 13:42 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 11:40:17AM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > Robert wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
Yes, you're right. I only thought of that afterwards. It is the max
remount setting that would want to be staggered. Staggering the counter
would in a sense only work the first time round.