What exactly do I have to do to get background fsck?

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Fri Feb 29 22:30:17 UTC 2008

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:45:08 -0500
Martin Cracauer <cracauer at cons.org> wrote:

> My Thinkpad got instable, and I haven't figured out yet whether it's
> hardware, FreeBSD's RELENG_6 kernel or X11/DRI.  Anyway...
> I always go through a foreground fsck, no matter whether the thing
> paniced or had a powercycle, or how long it has been up.  I have
> softupdates activated but I must be missing something.
> I badly need background fsck.  We are talking a 1.3 GHz, a 5400 rpm
> P-ATA notebook harddrive with a 150 GB filesystem here :-/

It's the default for all partitions with soft-updates enabled.
sysinstall defaults to enabling soft-updates on all except the root
partition, so if you created one big partition you need to use tunefs to
enable soft-updates.

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