Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/12/1996 08:33:31
> 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
> fsck_xxx binaries.

Right.  (That's what I was trying to point out in my previous mail.)

> 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.


at the very worst, "preen mode" could be a quieter and non-interactive
version of the normal check which simply fails if there are any errors.