Forced FSCK on Bad Reboot
mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 8 19:39:08 UTC 2005
Tony Nelson wrote:
>At 1:28 PM -0500 7/8/05, Mike McCarty wrote:
[Linux no longer does an extended check after power outage boot]
>You could always switch back to Ext2 if you want long checks. This is
>probably not a good idea.
Why is this not a good idea? Not that I want to change anything.
>>What is the rationale for the default being just to mount?
>Through the miracle of Ext3, a full fsck is no longer needed in most cases.
>The short check replays the Ext3 "journal"; I think it will do a long check
>if the journal doesn't take care of the problem. Replay should be much
>more reliable than fsck trying to guess what would have been correct.
Hmm. Yet the boot has an option to do an extended check. If the extended
check doesn't do any aditional useful work, then why is it an option?
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