Bug 736156

Summary: For RHEL 5.8 Document not to check gfs2 file system at boot time
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Steven J. Levine <slevine>
Component: doc-Global_File_System_GuideAssignee: Steven J. Levine <slevine>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: ecs-bugs
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 5.7CC: jha, rpeterso, swhiteho
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: Documentation
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Clone Of: 736155
: 736157 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2012-02-21 05:19:10 UTC Type: ---
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Description Steven J. Levine 2011-09-06 20:35:14 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #736155 +++

For RHEL 6.3, follow up on this XCHAT exchange with Bob Peterson:

<bob> I'm reasonably sure we normally don't recommend a GFS volume be checked at boot time.  But where is that documented?
<slevine> I don't remember that in particular, which makes me think it's not in the regular GFS manual, but I can search around.
<bob> Hm...
<slevine> That's the sort of thing that sometimes is buried somewhere in a kBase article...
<bob> Indeed
<slevine> GFS or GFS2 or either?
<bob> Well, there's a guy asking about GFS (1) in particular
<slevine> that limits my search.
<bob> Maybe I should ask one of the GSS guys
<bob> They probably know the kbase stuff better 
<bob> It's interesting that it's not in the GFS manuals...maybe should be.../me shrugs
<slevine> We do say that Running the gfs_fsck   command on a very large file system can take a long time and consume a large amount of memory
<slevine> We talk about how to determine how much memory it will require.
<slevine> But that's all I can find in the GFS manual.
<bob> hm, okay, thanks for looking
<bob> slevine: fyi:  Looks like I added notes on it to fsck.gfs2's man page
<slevine> Should I add that to the regular doc? I could get it in by 5.8 and 6.3.
<bob> I dunno.
<bob> I think maybe we should add something, even if it's minimal.
<bob> Maybe just one of those "Caution" boxes regarding GFS and GFS2 in /etc/fstab
<bob> It should say something like https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=732921#c4
<slevine> I'll try to file bzs on this sometime today (before I close this IRC window...)
<bob> Thanks Steven

Comment 1 Steven J. Levine 2011-09-06 20:36:39 UTC
This should be the same warning for 5.8 as for 6.3.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2012-02-21 05:19:10 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.