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e2fsck and devfs bug?


I identified a problem with e2fsck: It wanted to check all five partitions
at the same time!

>From /etc/fstab:

/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.

[504] [snoopy:bam] ~ >dpkg -l e2fsprogs
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ 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

Linux 2.4.3
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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