Summary fsck

From: John Ciesla (jcsadmin!
Date: Tue Sep 28 1993 - 16:31:07 CDT

Fsck indicated bad blocks on a number of new disks installed on 4.1.3
systems. After having the disks confirmed good by two seperate agencies,
the disk manufacturer advised us that SunOS 4.1.3 fsck, did not work.

The question was:
>I was told that fsck does not work on
>4.1.3.. Is this true?

There were too many responses on this one to credit everyone individually.
Thank You everyone.

This was not true, fsck does work on 4.1.3..

Here is one response I chose randomly:

fsck has *changed* on 4.1.3, and it provides for faster booting
of "clean" filesystems. Basically, an orderly shutdown leaves
a "clean" flag set for filesystems. When fsck starts at boot
time, it looks for these flags and does not automatically run
on clean filesystems. On systems with large disk(s), your
bootup time will be cut by as long as 5 minutes. You can still
run fsck in its old mode manually, and "dirty" filesystems are
fsck'd at boot time, as you are accustomed to seeing.

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The Nut who tried to sell me a bridge, I sent your response to the disk people!

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