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Re: fsck.ext3

On 2008-02-02 11:53 +0100, Jan Willem Stumpel wrote:

> After converting my file system to ext3, I thought there would be
> no more lengthy fsck's every 20 or so boot-ups. But they still
> happen.

You can increase the number of mounts between checks with "tune2fs -c",
see tune2fs(8).

> Some Googling revealed different opinions; some people say "ext3
> does not need periodic fsck's", others say "even with ext3, it is
> best to fsck every N boots, because PC hardware is cr*p". And
> there are also several different methods (apparently) for
> disabling periodic fsck's.

The tune2fs manpage recommends to check filesystems at least
ocasionally, so you should not use _both_ "tune2fs -c 0" and
"tune2fs -i 0".

> Is there a "standard Debian doctrine" or "standard Debian
> practice" for this?

None that I know of.


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