Remind me which filesystems exactly can be background fscked?

RW fbsd06 at
Wed Jun 11 02:54:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:59:59 -0400
Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 05:15:51PM -0400, Martin Cracauer wrote:
> > I'll have to repartition my 6.3 notebook anyway.  Can you remind me
> > which filesystems I can have background fsck on? My current single
> > filesystem install checks it in foreground.
> Pretty much anything but / (rot).

I think it's just a matter of turning-on soft-updates for the root
partition, which is sensible anyway if it's large.

AFAIK soft-updates are off by default for / because there's no
benefit in the standard install, and because snapshots can cause
problems with installworld on very small partitions.

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