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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 07:19 -0700, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote: 
> If you use reiserfs, you don't need the checks. 

Plus, if you use reiserfs, you have other bigger problems... :) 

> Same with xfs, I believe. 

ext4 should be doing some fun on-the-fly optimization and repair stuff 
to mostly obsolete the need for any periodic fsck too, fwiw, though I 
dunno how many people are brave enough to touch ext4 yet... :) 

(I have 1TB FireWire RAID volume formatted ext4 that I do multiple 
kernel builds on every day though, and its been rock-solid for at least 
a month now... :) 

> On 3/27/08, Scott Ehrlich <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> > I introduced my parents to Linux [Ubuntu Gutsy] at their place, and they 
> > tried it for a few days.  It was still too new for them, so they opted 
> > back for Windows. 
> > 
> > I was considering re-introducing it to them at some other point, until a 
> > few days later, my Linux box (Ubuntu) presented me with a reminder why 
> > Windows and Mac are still desktop-ready, but Linux isn't - the obligatory 
> > filesystem check if the machine has been rebooted at least 30 times. 
> > 
> > This leads me to the question of can this check be turned off?  I know it 
> > is a kernel function, and not distro-based.  If it can be turned off, what 
> > are the consequences? 

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