Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 09/12/1996 08:09:35
>>> Hmm, but I can't help but wonder if it would be better to but the
>>> fstab goo into the wrapper, [...]
>> I thought about that for quite a while. I finally decided that there
>> was no good way to implement the -p (preen) option if we did things
>> like that.
> Uh, actually, it's pretty easy:
> change the per-fs '-p' option so that it does the single
> (specified) file system.
> dispatch forks/execs of per-fs checkers as necessary
This has the additional advantage that the "run in parallel but avoid
spindle contention" feature of fsck -p works even across filesystem
types...which isn't really possible if you leave -p in the individual
Of course, it has the downside that all fsck_xxx binaries must support
-p, at least as a harmless no-op. But then, they all have to take more
or less the same argument pattern anyway for the dispatch thing to work
right to start with.
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