Subject: Re: RFC: progressbars for fsck_ffs
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/2002 09:18:37
> Haven't seen a fsck for a while, have you?
No! it doesn't take THAT long on this system, and I haven't
completely f%#$ed a kernel change for a while.
(or at least not one that actually got / mounted rw)
> from /etc/rc.d/fsck:
> echo "Starting file system checks:"
> fsck -p
But that is always output. Most times the filesystems are
clean so it goes straight through, however if it does decide
to do some work a single line for each fs would be useful.
I did have a moderately sized FAT32 filessytem being mounted,
since it has no 'filesystem cleanly unmounted' flag is was
fscked on every boot - the system didn't say which fs it
was actually checking.
I nearly sat and wrote a fast-fsck for FAT32, I'm sure
it is possible to do it with almost no backwards disk seeks.
(You need enough physical memory to buffer the FAT, probably
not a problem.)
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org