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Re: [opensuse-factory] About ext3 as default and periodic fs checks
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 08:49:22 +0100
  • Message-id: <454EE902.80801@xxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. a écrit :

Why is it deemed necessary to force a run of e3fsck at boot? It's a
journalling fs, it's expected to cope.

good question.

If I understand the script correctly, all partition types are checked at boot, even reiserfs. It's just that it runs so fast you don't notice.

nope. reiser check only the journal, as etx3 do also probably each start

Furthermore, there is a type of corruption in reiserfs that goes undetected during that check, that needs and external fsck run. It causes denied permission on files even for root.

any file system can have such problem if a failure happen at the bad moment.

but it should be easy to have a big red windows saying "warning, at the next reboot a complete chas to be done and can be long" so one can make a boot dedicated to this task

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