[CentOS] Automount, External USB disk and e2fsck

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Tue Nov 23 12:54:06 EST 2010

Does Automount/autofs automagically run e2fsck?  If so, how does one
disable this?

We have an external USB connected 2TB hard drive setup to automount. 
Sometimes e2fsck gets fired up, I think from Automount.  I have this
line in the automount config:

/backupdisk     -fstype=ext3,nocheck    :LABEL=BACKUP

I believe this should prevent Automount from running e2fsck, but it
still runs it.

(We have a cron job that daily does a e2fsck -p on this disk at a
'quiet' time.)

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