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Re: fstab Pass Column and forced disk checks




If the pass column is 0, no automatic check is done.
It's been my experience that setting it that way is a bad idea though, unless you plan on periodic manual fscks.

----- "Kyle Brandt" <kyle kbrandt com> wrote:

> If I have the 6th column in fstab (the pass column) set to 0, does
> that mean disk checks will never be forced at boot regardless of
> anything like File System State, Mount Count, and Check Interval on
> the file system itself, or are there exceptions to this?
> 
> I know `man fstab` says:
> If the sixth field is not present or zero, a value of zero is returned
> and fsck will assume that the filesystem does not need to be checked.
> 
> But I wasn't sure if the fsck might be triggered in other ways during
> boot.
> 
> Thank you,
> Kyle Brandt
> http://www.kbrandt.com
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