Checking filesystems periodically

Walter Bender walter.bender at
Fri May 4 16:22:32 EDT 2012

On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:
> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 2:55 AM, Anish Mangal<anish at>
>  wrote:
>>  I am curious to know why we are not periodically checking file systems
>>  after every N boots on the XO laptop.
> I think the question is:  "Should functions which affect the 'system' be
> performed automatically, or should they be explicitly invoked ?"
> The currently-existing OLPC precedent is the 'Software updates' facility --
> which gets invoked manually to check whether the system's Activities are
> up-to-date.  My suggestion is to package the required software (fsck?) into
> a new 'Check system' facility - and add an icon for that new facility to the
> 'My Settings' panel - then the user who invokes it will know why his XO is
> "tied up" for a while.  [The local XO-laptop distributing organization can
> publish guidelines as to how often such a 'Check system' facility ought to
> be used.]


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Walter Bender
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