"fsck -y /" keeps saying "Disk is still dirty" no matter how many times I run it

Yuri yuri at rawbw.com
Tue Jan 19 17:16:55 UTC 2016

On 01/19/2016 01:25, Matt Smith wrote:
> Yep. When I had SU+J enabled I could never get fsck to ever mark the 
> disk as clean. It was permanently dirty with errors that it claimed it 
> fixed but then you ran it again and the same errors came back. Only 
> way to fix it was to switch off journalling and just leave softupdates 
> only enabled. Then fsck marked the disk as clean as you would expect. 
> I still to this day don't understand why SU+J is the default when it's 
> clearly so broken. 

For me fsck eventually labeled the disk 'clean' after a few dozen runs. 
Would be much more convenient if fsck had an option "to run until clean".


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