fsck_ufs running too often

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 22 22:30:52 UTC 2012

On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:56:39 -0700 (PDT)
Leonardo M. Ramé wrote:

> Hi, since a few of days ago, I noticed my home server turns very slow
> more than once a day, so every time I run "top" to see what's
> processes are running, I can see fsck_ufs at the very top, and the
> hard drive working like mad.
> I've checked my crontab and there's nothing related to fsck_ufs,
> where can I start searching for the cause of the problem?, I thought
> this process should run only at boot or shutdown, but this time it is
> running -apparently- without a cause.

If you have background fsck enabled it runs just after the boot has
completed. Have you checked the uptime? It may be that your
server is spontaneously rebooting.

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