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Re: Should fs_passno in /etc/fstab be always set to 0



Hi,

On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 01:14:56PM +0800, Yusuf Goolamabbas wrote:
 
> However, default install of Redhat 7.2 setsup fs_passno(6th field of
> /etc/fstab) as 2 which asks you if you want to run fsck after an unclean
> shutdown

No, it doesn't!  The prompt in Red Hat 7.2 asks you if you want to
force a *full* fsck.

> The question is, is fsck required after an unclean shutdown or should
> one just rely on journal replay. What does fsck do when it sees an
> unclean ext3 filesystem

By default, fsck on an unclean ext3 just replays the journal.
Passno==2 is correct --- it will force journal replay on the ext3
filesystems, and will give fsck a chance to do its usual maintainance
jobs (checking for forced fscks after a set interval, detecting error
conditions on the fs which force a full fsck, etc.)

Cheers,
 Stephen





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