Defer Checking on USB Drive

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Mon Apr 14 19:54:40 UTC 2008

Andy Christianson wrote:
> I have a production server running FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE, and it has
> stability issues. The problem is that after a crash, it takes quite a
> while to get back up and running. Most of the time is spent doing a file
> system check on a 500GB USB drive with a single UFS partition. I noticed
> that my var, root, an dtmp partitions all have their checks deferred,
> which is the desirable behavior as it gets the server back up and
> running as soon as possible. Is there a way to have the file system
> check for the partition that resides on the USB drive follow this same
> behavior?
> Thanks in advance for any advice.

This sounds like the pass column in your /etc/fstab file is wrong.

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