Bug 178468 - fsck restarts if errors are found
Summary: fsck restarts if errors are found
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-20 20:51 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-03-22 18:03:01 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2006-01-20 20:51:22 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:

Additional info:

(Is there a background fsck planned?)

Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2006-02-20 09:20:54 UTC
Setting report severity to enhancement. Moving version to devel. 

Comment 2 Stephen Tweedie 2006-03-22 18:03:01 UTC
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.

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