A quick question about fstab, and keyboard

Derek Martin derek at cerberus.ne.mediaone.net
Mon Feb 21 22:29:49 EST 2000

>From the fstab man page:

       The  fifth field, (fs_freq), is used for these filesystems
       by the dump(8) command to determine which filesystems need
       to  be dumped.  If the fifth field is not present, a value
       of zero is returned and dump will assume that the filesys)B­
       tem does not need to be dumped.

       The  sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) pro)B­
       gram to determine the order in which filesystem checks are
       done at reboot time.  The root filesystem should be speci)B­
       fied with a fs_passno of 1, and other  filesystems  should
       have a fs_passno of 2.  Filesystems within a drive will be
       checked sequentially, but filesystems on different  drives
       will  be  checked  at the same time to utilize parallelism
       available in the hardware.  If the sixth field is not pre)B­
       sent  or  zero,  a value of zero is returned and fsck will
       assume that the filesystem does not need to be checked.

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