Subject: Re: Progress meter for fsck, revisited
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/13/2004 18:15:28
Jason Thorpe <> writes:

> It's a complicated thing to merge all that output, I made the
> conscious decision not to do it, and I don't intend to change my mind
> on the issue.

.. and you're going to hold your breath until you turn blue, I see.

I think this change sucks. It's cute to have the progress-bar output,
but parallel fsck is sufficently useful for speed that it means the
progress bar can only be used in single-filesystem configurations,
which rules out many configurations. Why add the progress bar if it's
so completely limited?

        - Nathan