[CentOS] unattended fsck on reboot

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Feb 18 18:35:31 UTC 2010


Timo wrote:
>> From:  <m.roth at 5-cent.us>
>> Sent: 18.2.'10,  18:55
>> Timo wrote:
>>> ------- Original message -------
>>>> From:  <m.roth at 5-cent.us>
>>>> Sent: 18.2.'10,  18:21
>>>>> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Henry Ritzlmayr
>>>>> <fedora-list at rc0.at>wrote:
>>>>>> nate wrote:
>>>>>  >
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>> a) I'm talking about
>> work;
>
> ..my systems at work.
>
>> b) My manager, my co-worker, and myself support nearly 200 servers,
>> including 5 clusters.
>
> Roughly the same numbers here - and that's the CentOS boxen only, not to
> mention xBSD, Solaris, and AIX machines.

Yeah, we have a few Solaris boxes, a mind-boggler SGI, and (I kid you not)
some VMS systems.
>
> IMHO one of the main reasons for running (Open)Solaris for most people
> (read: those w/o having to run Solaris due to historical reasons) do so
> because of ZFS.
>
> XFS has different feature sets, strenghts and weaknesses, but the
> advantage of both XFS and ZFS is their total lack of fsck hassles,
> compared to extN.
>
>> Some people that we support "only" run jobs that go
>> for 2-4 days, but there was the guy who was running a job that I had to
>> wait until it was finished to reboot the NFS server with his home
>> directory... and I waited ->two weeks<-.
>
> So, where's exactly the connection to underlying file systems?

It was dumping large amounts of data into his home directory... which was
NFS mounted from the server I needed to reboot.
>
>> Then there's the question of how we'd migrate.
>>
>> Sorry, time for a real world check.
>
> One of my most favorite jokes is to begin IT related discussions with 'in
> an ideal world'... ;)

*chuckle*
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