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



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