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Re: Skipping fsck during boot with systemd?

Le Monday 08 December 2014 09:44:07, Curt a écrit :
> On 2014-12-08, Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> > Actually, it's *always* a surprise.  These fsck happen at long enough
> > intervals, that I can never know if it was "4 months ago" or "7 months
> > ago", and neither can I remember which laptop/desktop has the delay set
> > to 172 days vs 194 days vs 98 days vs ...
> Can't you write a small script to obviate the limitations of your human
> memory, like this little hacker here did?

I'm joining in as Gentoo doesn't allow me to cancel fsck and it is a real 
PITA. I much prefer the flexibility offered by Debian. If I'm in a hurry, I just 
cancel fsck and restart the computer later to let it run fsck completely.

On my Gentoo box, the ext partition is set to scan the disk every 34 boots or 
after 180 days. There is no way I can keep track of the number of boots as 
three other people use that computer and turn it on when I'm not around. A 
script wouldn't help either. What would it have to report to be of any use in 
letting me know that the *next* boot will take one hour? Even I can't tell 
when someone will need the computer.

With Debian, fsck starting during boot is the indicator that the next boot is 
going to take a lot of time unless I can afford to let it run right now.

Please keep it that way!


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