how does a system come up if you disable background fsck ?
micahjon at ywave.com
Tue Mar 14 05:03:30 UTC 2006
Tamouh H. wrote:
>> Ensel Sharon wrote:
>>> I have disabled background fsck in my /etc/rc.conf with:
>>> But I am curious - what does this mean for the system if the system
>>> crashes ?
>>> Does this mean that the system will wait for all non root
>>> to fully fsck before coming up into multi-user mode ?
>>> Does it mean the system will boot up quickly into
>> multi-user mode, but
>>> the non-root partitions will just not be mounted and/or
>> usable until I
>>> fsck them by hand ?
>> The former, as I can say with ample experience this morning.
>> (stupid USB
> I find both ways useless. If fsck background starts after a crash it literally slows down the machine to a halt rendering it unusable.
> If enable fsck to check the system prior to mounting device, it will take at least 15-30 minutes for it to complete (in the event of a hard crash). Which also translates to a downtime.
> disabling fsck on the long run is a bad choice too as eventually the system files will become corrupt beyond repair.
> What is the solution here ?
If you can't acceptably absorb a 30 minute down time, then why are you
running without backup power?
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