9.0 install and journaling

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Sat Dec 10 22:20:28 UTC 2011

On 12/11/11 08:14, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Dec 2011, Da Rock wrote:
>> GPT is cool - no problems there. The main thing I want to know is if 
>> I need to run fsck every time the system dies unexpectedly (which is 
>> a higher occurrence on a laptop)? GJournal helps in that it takes 
>> care of that. The growing size of drives is another concern given the 
>> time it takes to check a 500G disk (my smallest atm), although this 
>> is way down on the list for the moment.
> SUJ speeds up the check a lot, seconds as opposed to minutes.  If 
> something happens to the journal, it falls back to a standard fsck.
But fsck needs to be run manually- I have users that can't do that, and 
the filesystem corrupts. Ergo gjournal; it boots up and fixes on the 
fly. So SU+J needs a manual fsck before booting proper or can it just 
boot and be done?

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