Boot & e2fsck Q

Rahul Sundaram rahulsundaram at
Sun Feb 13 08:42:15 UTC 2005

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 09:09:13 -0500, Gene Heskett
<gene.heskett at> wrote:
> Greetings;
> This machine has a 200GB drive thats used for vtapes and swap, and
> when it setup /dev/hdd3 as the mountpoint/amandatapes, it set it up
> for an e2fsck every 22 mounts.  Thats fine, no problem with that, but
> when it does this check during a boot, there will be a line
> indicating the check has been forced, followed by other lines on the
> screen as it mounts some of the rest of the other drives.  2, maybe 3
> more lines of that below the check forced line.
> But the check is totally silent, no progress bar, no little twiddling
> thumbs in text mode, nothing!  Now, for a 180GB partition, this
> obviously does take a while, and the first time it happened I thought
> the boot had hung and 3 fingered it a couple of times before I
> discovered that the drive access led was flickering like mad.  It
> doesn't face me as its under an adjacent desk
> Partitions on other drives (/dev/hdax, /dev/hdbx) get the usual
> progress report when they are being checked, so why isn't this one?
> An rc.sysinit bug maybe?

please file a bug report at

Rahul Sundaram

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