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ext3 metaclustering

Posted Jan 17, 2008 15:20 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
In reply to: ext3 metaclustering by glm
Parent article: ext3 metaclustering

On all the distros I have tried, ctrl-c doesn't stop it.  Nothing stops it.  Not even if you
are in a situation where a 30 minute forced fsck is *really* embarrassing.  And it is "opt
out".  So one must remember to turn it off with tune2fs or expect it to kick in as a surprise
when one can least afford it.

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Posted Jan 17, 2008 16:04 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

That's because signals aren't delivered from the initial console by default, and the program
which fixes that (getty) doesn't run until a long time after fsck runs.

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Posted Jan 17, 2008 17:39 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

So, how does one stop it?

I suppose the right time to run the automatic fsck is when the volume is being unmounted at
shutdown.  I don't mind at all if the computer wants to chug along happily for 20 minutes and
then power itself off.  I sure as heck mind if it happens at startup and prevents me from
using the computer for 1/2 hour in the morning!

Any thoughts?  Should I file an Ubuntu feature request?

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Posted Jan 17, 2008 20:29 UTC (Thu) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

Hmmm... does putting an "stty sane" early in the boot scripts make it work?

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Posted Jan 22, 2008 0:09 UTC (Tue) by fergal (guest, #602) [Link]

This was just recently discusses on ubuntu-devel-discuss, the thread should be in the

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Posted Jan 18, 2008 18:16 UTC (Fri) by ranmachan (subscriber, #21283) [Link]

On Debian, the filesystem check can be stopped with Ctrl+C, at least for filesystems other
than /. I'm not sure about /, since it _may_ be different and my / is usually small enough to
just wait for fsck to finish. /home can be quite annoyingly long though and gets the Ctrl+C
treatment sometimes.

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