Subject: Re: fsck & other things
To: None <emre@visual-cortex.VSRC.UAB.EDU>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/29/2001 22:51:26
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001 wrote:

> I know that, but fsck is the only instance where the disk times out.
> Maybe I wasn't very specific, when the machine crashes for whatever
> reason, and reboots, and when fsck starts checking the filesystem,
> the timeouts happen during that phase.  Everything is fine during
> normal operation, even when teh disks get under very heavy load.
> The problem only happens when fsck tries to check the system at
> bootup.  I'm too scared to try to run fsck manually while the
> system is up and running, because I might have to reinstall if
> the disks time out and I cant shut down cleanly.

What system/platform are you running? I've seen similar problems from
fsck with ~1.4.1/i386 running on a 486dx4-100vlb, and ~1.4.1/m68k on a
Quadra 840AV (and there are open PR's, too), but 1.4.3 seems to be a
lot more stable on both.