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Re: ext3 fsck on reboot

 On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 01:34:05PM -0400, Robert Krawitz wrote: 
> Tom Metro <[hidden email]> wrote: 
>    I use XFS on my big disks, so I haven't noticed this, but does 
>    anyone know why this check isn't performed by a daemon running in 
>    the background? 
> You wouldn't want to write to the filesystem if it's inconsistent (how 
> do you know what's safe to write to and correct to read from?). 

FreeBSD can do background fsck on a live system.  It actually creates a 
snapshot of the dirty filesystem and runs the fsck on the snapshot.


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