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Re: fsck.ext3

On Feb 2, 2008 2:53 AM, Jan Willem Stumpel <jstumpel@planet.nl> 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.
> 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.
> Is there a "standard Debian doctrine" or "standard Debian
> practice" for this?

I usually use tune2fs to change checks to every 30 days or 30 boots,
mostly because I don't boot that often; I either leave machines on
(thus not unmounting filesystems) or use hibernate.

Paul Johnson

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