Subject: Thunderbird causing system crash, need guidance
Adam Vande More
amvandemore at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 18:54:06 UTC 2017
On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Gary Aitken <freebsd at dreamchaser.org>
> The ordering part I understand; what I don't understand is why it (as I
> recall) rebooted successfully with no warnings in spite of the
> background_fsck="NO" being set and when one of the disks apparently
> didn't fsck properly. I thought it should have halted in single-user
> mode and waited for me to do a full fsck manually.
That happens if the preen fails. See the man page I pointed you to. There
are cases where it can miss things. You can set:
If you want it to handle a failed preen automatically.
I don't think background fsck presence or lack of had much to do with
this. It is a popular whipping boy.
A regular foreground fsck may not be a bad idea if your system is prone
disk errors or hard crashes. Perhaps sysutils/diskcheckd or a periodic
entry, but under *normal* circumstances such things are not needed.
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