Question about forcing fsck at boottime

Chris Rees utisoft at
Tue Mar 31 08:04:55 PDT 2009

On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:00:18 +0530
manish jain <invalid.pointer at> wrote:
> Having bgfsck enabled is like
> inviting a dragon to dinner when this happens.

2009/3/31 RW <rwmaillists at>:
> If you've done a normal install, soft-updates aren't enabled on /,
> so it will get foreground checked by default.
> If I were you I'd reboot into single user mode and do a full fsck on it.

Seriously, why is everyone against background fsck? Can anyone give a
good reason? Please?


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