Bug 186255 - fsck is too slow, RFE: online fsck
Summary: fsck is too slow, RFE: online fsck
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2006-03-22 15:49 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-03-22 16:59:52 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2006-03-22 15:49:49 UTC
Disk space is cheap, but fscking a large volume takes forever.

It would be good if online/background fsck was available, like it is for

Comment 1 Stephen Tweedie 2006-03-22 16:59:52 UTC
We have some ideas around improving fsck performance with a combination of
readahead and lazy initialisation of on-disk data structures.  But background
fsck is not on the roadmap and is not currently under consideration by the ext3
maintainers; and given the complexity of an implementation, this is unlikely to
change in the short term.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2006-03-22 17:03:28 UTC
Thanks for the helpful reply.
Would you also consider a more intelligent (non-restarting) fsck too? (bug 178468)

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