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Re: Skipping fsck during boot with systemd?

On Mon, 08 Dec 2014, Ric Moore wrote:
> Keep in mind that interrupting fsck is regarded as a very very bad
> practice by every link brought by a google search using key words

Interrupting ext2/3/4 fsck while it is reading data structures is "safe" as
in it is not going to make anything worse.

I will not say the same about other filesystems, as I have no particular
knowledge of any others (well, there's XFS, but XFS has a do-nothing fsck,
and you'd have to run xfs_repair manually if you want its fsck-equivalent).

Interrupting fsck when it is *fixing* something is not safe on any
filesystem, nor is it a good idea to skip fsck when it is happening because
an unclean shutdown.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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