+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #736155 +++
For RHEL 6.3, follow up on this XCHAT exchange with Bob Peterson:
<bob> I'm reasonably sure we normally don't recommend a GFS volume be checked at boot time. But where is that documented?
<slevine> I don't remember that in particular, which makes me think it's not in the regular GFS manual, but I can search around.
<slevine> That's the sort of thing that sometimes is buried somewhere in a kBase article...
<slevine> GFS or GFS2 or either?
<bob> Well, there's a guy asking about GFS (1) in particular
<slevine> that limits my search.
<bob> Maybe I should ask one of the GSS guys
<bob> They probably know the kbase stuff better
<bob> It's interesting that it's not in the GFS manuals...maybe should be.../me shrugs
<slevine> We do say that Running the gfs_fsck command on a very large file system can take a long time and consume a large amount of memory
<slevine> We talk about how to determine how much memory it will require.
<slevine> But that's all I can find in the GFS manual.
<bob> hm, okay, thanks for looking
<bob> slevine: fyi: Looks like I added notes on it to fsck.gfs2's man page
<slevine> Should I add that to the regular doc? I could get it in by 5.8 and 6.3.
<bob> I dunno.
<bob> I think maybe we should add something, even if it's minimal.
<bob> Maybe just one of those "Caution" boxes regarding GFS and GFS2 in /etc/fstab
<bob> It should say something like https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=732921#c4
<slevine> I'll try to file bzs on this sometime today (before I close this IRC window...)
<bob> Thanks Steven
This should be the same warning for 5.8 as for 6.3.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.