Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42228
maximal mount count, check forced
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:20:58 EDT
Description of Problem:
maximal mount count, check forced. during bootup, in the checking section
[ok], the filecount max is reached, then the whole harddrive is scanned
while a percentage is displayed. this happens approx. 3 or 4 days after
1st installation, and then every 3 or 4 boot up day, until an X windows log
file can't be opened for writing, and X Windows won't start, and then, the
next boot inevitably won't work, i'd have to re-install.
i don't know how it is reproduced
Steps to Reproduce:
this happened with rh7.0, as well.
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Created attachment 19570 [details]
boot log from install date to present, 3 days old
What are the error messages from X?
A fsck is forced every 20-25 mounts or so; this is normal.
Try increasing the maximal mount count using "tune2fs -c VALUE /dev/YOURDEVICE".
I bet you'll see that the problem with X is not related to the fsck.