Subject: Re: MAXPARTITITONS > 8 (was: Re: mbrlabel fixes)
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/01/2001 09:38:25
>> i'm the fsck time of two 35 gig partitions much smaller
>> than that of one 70 gig partition?
>It is if one automounts the partitions and has the good fortune to
>have only some of them mounted when the crash happens.  Breaking the
>70 gigs into 8 partitions could (with good planning) set things up so
>that only one or two of them were normally mounted.

frankly speaking, using the automounter on local disks had never
occurred to me.  i guess that would work...

>I don't think it helps any if one tries to parallelize the fsck's by
>assigning the same "pass" number to several partitions of the same
>physical disk.  It would just slow things down by having a continual
>stream of very large seeks.

you'd have to have more than one disk for that to help...

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