On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 07:22:04AM -0300, Roberto Pereyra wrote: > > > However the fsck of our 300+500 GB RAIDs > > takes almost an hour and that's why i want to switch to 5.x because it > > fscks in the background.
> FreeBSD 4.9 can fsck in the background too, look /etc/defaults/rc.conf > > Set in /etc/rc.conf > > fsck_y_enable="YES" No it cannot. There is no capability to do *background* fsck(8) in 4.x. 'fsck_y_enable' doesn't have anything to do with operating in the background or not. What that means is that 'fsck -y' will be run automatically if the initial 'fsck -p' fails. All that 'fsck -y' implies is that fsck will assume you answer 'y' to any of the queries it prints out. None of this will happen in the background under 4.x -- ie. you will have to wait for all of the fsck(8)ing to finish before any filesystems are mounted and any other software gets started up. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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