[Gllug] /etc/fstab entries

John G Walker johngwalker at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Apr 14 08:36:44 UTC 2006

I'm a bear of little brain, so can anyone explain to me what fs_freq
and fs_passno are (or, better still, where I could find out). I just
set them to zero only knowing that this works.

I infer from Steve's post that this may not be a problem if everything
is sat behind a firewall (as is the case on my system), but, now a
query has been raised in my mind, I'd like to know,

All the best,

Steve Nelson wrote:

> Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 19:18:48 +0100

> Hi Chums,

> I just wanted a second opinion, and to check I'm not missing something
> obvious, before I go and have a quiet word with someone.

> I've discovered that on a machine with an external array, they've put
> entries in /etc/fstab as follows:

> /dev/cciss/c1d0p1 /u01 ext3 rw 0 0
> /dev/cciss/c1d1p1 /u02 ext3 rw 0 0

> etc

> It seems to me fairly unwise to have fs_freq and fs_passno set to
> zero, does it not?

> On a similar machine, I have simply gone for:

> /dev/sda1               /u003                   ext3    defaults  1 2

> etc

> I am pondering taking the person to one side and suggesting that my
> entry is to be preferred.

> Am I justified?

> S.

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