Munu Emergency Blog

Saturday, August 27, 2005


The server has decided that it has to do a full filesystem check right now. This normally does this once every six months after a reboot. And today is the lucky day.

This does mean that the server isn't broken, but there are something like a million files on there (thanks to the busy Munuvians), so it will take a little while to run. Probably on the order of an hour, and we're half an hour into that already.

Oh yeah: A filesystem check on Unix (or Linux) is done by a program called fsck.

Update: Coming up now. Sorry about the delay.


  • Technical question: on a Unix-based system, does fsck prevent other use of the system? It's been years for me since I work on a Sun box.

    By Blogger angry_in_t_o, at 5:16 AM  

  • You can take a filesystem offline if it's not in use and fsck it while the system is running. However, when Linux decides it's time to to a full check as part of the boot process (which it does every 6 months), then the system will not finish booting until the fsck is done.

    By Blogger Pixy Misa, at 5:26 AM  

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