[OpenAFS] Question re fscking AFS filesystems

Booker Bense bbense@slac.stanford.edu
Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:57:09 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 9 Jun 2011, Derrick Brashear wrote:

>> In looking in the messages file, it indicates that fsck should be run on nu=
> merous filesystems due to maximal mount count reached.

This is just a configurable number put in the ext3 filesystem for 
safeties sake. It counts the number of times the file system
has been mounted without a full fsck and then sets a flag.

If you've been rebooting a lot for various reasons, you'll hit
this limit. It doesn't necessarily mean there's anything wrong
with the underlying file system.

See the tune2fs man page for more info. If you have a server with
lot's of disk, you may wish to turn this off. It depends on your
paranoia level, but this is generally considered "safe" for ext3

- Booker C. Bense