Subject: Re: daily scripts...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 07/06/1996 04:24:35
Peter Seebach <> writes:

> Is there any *possible* point to having /etc/daily run fsck?  I mean, it
> can't fix anything, and no error it finds is significant, because there are
> *ALWAYS* errors before a sync(), or when the system is active.
> Why even bother?  What is the secret phrase which will clue me in to the
> reason behind this decision?

I heard a rumour that there was a failing disk on vangogh at one
point, and the nightly fsck(8) helped them notice problems earlier.
I'm not sure I believe this, or that it's relevant, but `whatever'.

It should almost certainly be removed.