Remind me which filesystems exactly can be background fscked?

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Wed Jun 11 12:32:59 UTC 2008

>> check it background after modifying /etc/rc.d/* scripts
> There is no explicit fsck for the root partition. If you have
> background-checking enabled there is a single call to "fsck -p -F" that
> does foreground checking on filesystems in fstab that aren't eligible
> for background-checking. AFAIK the sole reason that root is foreground
> checked is that sysinstall doesn't set soft-updates on it.
you are right. sorry but i was sure my / partition on my laptop have soft 
updates set, while it doesn't. and this is the only place i have 
background_fsck set to yes

sorry for messing up

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