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Re: how often to 'fsck -D' ?



Ted,

Just the other day, I installed e2fsprogs 1.29. The bottom of the man
page for fsck even says,
  
    "E2fsprogs version 1.29    September 2002                  FSCK(8)"

Well, the -D option is mentioned nowhere in the man page for it. As a
matter of fact, at the top of the page, the synopsis says:

fsck [ -sACVRTNP ] [ -t fstype ] [filesys ... ] [--] [
fs-specific-options ]

I'll see about installing e2fsprogs 1.30.

Rick

On Thu, 2002-10-03 at 01:16, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 01:09:31PM -0500, Skylar Thompson wrote:
> > > It's used to convert directories to indexed format.  IIRC, it needs to
> > > be run only once.  Added in e2fsprogs 1.29 (I think).
> > 
> > I don't see it in any of the man pages, though.
> > 
> 
> It's in the man pages, but you need to get e2fsprogs 1.29 or later.
> (And you really want to get e2fsprogs 1.30-WIP-0930):
> 
>        -D     Optimize  directories  in  filesystem.  This option
>               causes e2fsck to try to optimize  all  directories,
>               pressing  directories  for  smaller directories, or
> 	      for filesystems using traditional  linear  directories.
> 
> And you only need to run the command once, as long as you use kernels
> that understand directory indexing when the filesystem is mounted
> read/write.
> 
> 						- Ted
> 
> 
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