Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178468
fsck restarts if errors are found
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
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Description of problem:
If fsck runs a check on a big disk, and finds errors, it will drop to a password prompt, and start the fsck all over again. So much for my uptime!
It would be good if fsck could continue from where it left off.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(Is there a background fsck planned?)
Setting report severity to enhancement. Moving version to devel.
fsck does not necessarily have anywhere to store progress information: the fsck
in "preen" mode by definition does not make major changes on disk, and we are
likely to be running with any mounted filesystems being mounted readonly when it
runs. So it's really not obvious how we could do this.
It's major work, and something that definitely needs to be driven upstream, not
just within Fedora. There are no plans to address this right now.