Question about forcing fsck at boottime

Oliver Fromme olli at
Tue Mar 31 09:57:46 PDT 2009

Chris Rees <utisoft at> wrote:
 > 2009/3/31 Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at>:
 > > 
 > > IMHO this background fsck isn't good idea at all
 > Why?

Google "background fsck damage".

I was bitten by it myself, and I also recommend to turn
background fsck off.  If your disks are large and you
can't afford the fsck time, consider using ZFS, which
has a lot of benefits besides not requiring fsck.

Best regards

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