Subject: Re: Maximum partition size relative to system memory?
To: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 07/12/2003 05:19:57
On Fri, 11 Jul 2003, John Klos wrote:
> Personally, I'd like to see a mechanism whereby a partition can be marked
> in fstab to be non-critical for going multiuser, so a system can boot
> multiuser and start an fsck in the background with swap available. This is
> basically what I plan to do (ie, have it set to noauto and run fsck in the
> background via rc.local), but maybe it should be an option in the startup
Swap to block devices is already done before fsck. You can easily
check the order the relevant rc.d scripts will execute as follows:
rcorder /etc/rc.d/* | egrep 'swap|fsck'
On your idea to add a third class for fsck, I've often thought
that myself. You could fake it, now, by setting the sixth field in
"/etc/fstab" to "0" (or leaving it off), adding ",noauto" to the
fourth field, then dealing with your non-critical partition some
other way, such as via "/etc/rc.local".