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Re: [MiNT] ext2 error


> > > e: has reached maximal mount count, check forced.
> > 
> > This isn't an error, it's a feature.
> Quite irritating though, if you are developing something that needs many
> reboots (examples: MiNT kernel, shutdown program :-)). I can't understand,
> why the fsck thinks it should check a partition, even when the partition
> has been cleanly unmounted, the system has been closed properly, and the
> fsck was not ASKED to do anything.

Hey, say this to the ext2 people and not me. I'm NOT designed this. The
ext2 tools are the original tools from the Linux people.

ext2 also increment a counter everytime a ext2 partition is mounted. This
is a documented behaviour.

If you dislike this you can tune this filesystem parameter with tune2fs or
you can hack the ext2 tools or you can hack the ext2 xfs. Or use the good
old MinixFS.

Beside your oppionion I really like this method. A filesystem check at
bootup is performed if one of the following conditions is true:

- filesystem not cleanly unmounted
- last filesystem check is older than 6 months (configurable, default
  value 6 months)
- filesystem is mounted more than 20 times without checking (configurable,
  default is 20)

This increase filesystem stability a lot. Ext2 is designed to be robust
too, not only speed.


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