[CentOS] fsck

Steve Clark sclark at netwolves.com
Fri Jan 27 19:14:46 UTC 2012

On 01/27/2012 12:19 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Johnny Hughes<johnny at centos.org>  wrote:
>> On 01/25/2012 10:46 AM, Steve Clark wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> We are running units in the field that are headless. Sometimes we get units returned
>>> that we when we boot them up have some type of filesystem inconsistency that the default preen
>>> doesn't fix but running fsck -y does.
>>> I want to eliminate the -p (preen option) and always do the -y option anyone know where
>>> to make this change?
>>> Thanks,
>> You can create a file called:
>> /etc/sysconfig/autofsck
>> inside there you need the following lines:
>> That should take away all options except "-f" and use the ones you put
> Thanks!  Is that something we should have found in the documentation?
>   I've always wondered why it wasn't the default.  It is always painful
> when headless/remote machines fail to boot because of this, and the
> odds of anyone knowing more than fsck does about repairing a file
> system are essentially zero.
This is so true! I had this same argument back in the '90 with a NCR developer when their Towers did the same thing,
and we using them as message switches in the public safety arena.

Stephen Clark
Director of Technology
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Email: steve.clark at netwolves.com

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