Re: unchecked 31 times
On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 11:17:42 -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 at 16:55 GMT, Alan Shutko penned:
>> Nick Welch <email@example.com> writes:
>>> I suppose mke2fs(8) is where that comes from specifically. Easy to
>>> disable the periodic checks, though:
>>> tune2fs -i 0 -c 0 /dev/hda6
>> That's a very bad idea. As the manpage says:
>> You should strongly consider the consequences of disabling
>> mount-count-dependent checking entirely. Bad disk drives, cables,
>> memory, and kernel bugs could all corrupt a filesystem without
>> marking the filesystem dirty or in error. If you are using
>> journaling on your filesystem, your filesystem will never be
>> marked dirty, so it will not normally be checked. A filesystem
>> error detected by the kernel will still force an fsck on the next
>> reboot, but it may already be too late to prevent data loss at
>> that point.
> Wait, wait; I'm confused. I thought one of the perks of running a
> journalling file system was that you can speed up the boot process by
> disabling boot-time fsck?
He didn't say he was running ext3. If he is, you're right. I tested ext3
when I moved to it by powering down my machine when several writes were
going on. I never did break it.
To be fair, I did the same kind of testing on WinXP's NTFS, and I didn't
break that either.
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