e2fsck and devfs bug?
I identified a problem with e2fsck: It wanted to check all five partitions
at the same time!
/dev/discs/disc1/part5 /var/spool/squid ext2 defaults 0 2
/dev/discs/disc1/part7 /old/homes ext2 defaults,usrquota 0 2
/dev/discs/disc1/part9 /old/home ext2 defaults,usrquota 0 2
/dev/discs/disc1/part8 /nfsroot ext2 defaults 0 2
/dev/discs/disc1/part10 /mirror ext2 defaults 0 2
normally I wouldn't care, but considering this harddisk is showing
signs of dying, I don't think the extra thrashing this would have
caused would have done any good.
I know that all partitions were being checked at the same time,
a) it was very slow
b) while still checking part5, it reported other parts as being finished.
 [snoopy:bam] ~ >dpkg -l e2fsprogs
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii e2fsprogs 1.19-2.bunk The EXT2 file system utilities and libraries
Brian May <email@example.com>