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Re: stagger forced fsck on reboot

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:39:22AM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-06-23 at 17:18 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > I fail to see why this
> > would be a problem or is, indeed, relevant.
> I'm sorry, Wouter, it's not clear to me that you correctly read the
> problem I was describing.

Well, I did. What you meant is that staggering the counter is only going
to work until the first forced fsck done on all filesystems, since at
that time, they're all back in sync again.

However, what I'm saying is that such an event is extremely rare on
ext3, since a journal replay can, IME, deal with most filesystem
inconsistencies. The chance of a forced fsck occurring on ext3 due to
inconsistencies, and a resulting synchronisation of the staggered mount
count is therefore negligable.

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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