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Bug 186255 - fsck is too slow, RFE: online fsck
fsck is too slow, RFE: online fsck
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2006-03-22 10:49 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-22 11:59:52 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2006-03-22 10:49:49 EST
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 11:59:52 EST
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 12:03:28 EST
Thanks for the helpful reply.
Would you also consider a more intelligent (non-restarting) fsck too? (bug 178468)

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