Subject: Re: See if you can figure *this* out... :)
To: Jonathan Sturges <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 04/24/1996 12:09:55
> OK, here's a weird one. My uVaxII is running 1.1A quite stabley...
> Anyway, every night when the /etc/daily script runs, disk errors appear
> in the report! Coincidence?
It's not weird, nor is it surprising.
fsck -n is run to check for any "disk errors waiting to happen."
The fact that you see 'errors' when fscking an active file system on a
running system isn't surprising at all.
The 'errors' you saw aren't errors at all, and are perfectly normal.
Notice that fsck is run with -n, so that it doesn't try to 'correct'