Re: [Ext2-devel] Re: ext3: bump mount count on journal replay

From: Andreas Dilger
Date: Fri Jul 16 2004 - 15:43:29 EST

On Jul 14, 2004 22:32 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > AFAICS, this just means that if you have an ext3 filesystem
> > (i.e. has_journal) that you will fsck 5x as often, not so great. You
> > should instead check for INCOMPAT_RECOVER instead of HAS_JOURNAL.
> Oops, you are right. Updated patch is attached.

No patch was attached.

> > Instead, you could change this to only increment the mount count after
> > a clean unmount 20% of the time (randomly). Since most people bitch
> > about the full fsck anyways this is probably the better choice than
> > increasing the frequency of checks and forcing the users to change the
> > check interval to get the old behaviour.
> Nice hack.... would that be acceptable?

It's OK by me. I don't think you'll get complaints from users if it is
checked less often (there is still the time-based check).

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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