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Re: ext2 ext3 ?

On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 09:13:21AM -0500, David wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2002 at 04:36:43PM -0500, Jamin W.Collins wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 23:24:49 +0000 Gerard Robin <robin.jag@free.fr> wrote:


> > ......just need to change the above two "ext2" entries in your fstab to
> > ext3 and ensure that you've created the journal for both of them (as the
> > previous poster indicated) with:
> What about the fs_passno? (the last entry that determines how often to
> run fsck)  

It doesn't. It determines which filesystems will be checked in parallel
during boot. man 5 fstab.

Usually its best to avoid parallel fsck'ing on the same physical disk,
whereas its a good thing when you have more than one disk.

> Does this need to be set to 0 for an ext3 system, or does it matter?  

Answers in the same order as the questions: No. Yes - see comment above.

> Or do you still want to periodically fsck the ext3 filesystem, too?

Aren't you thinking of the -c and -i options on tune2fs ? /etc/fstab
does not specify how often things should be checked.

Karl E. Jørgensen
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