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Old 10-05-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
hilltownboy
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File totals checked at boot?


What are the two file totals (such as "100000/1300000") normally shown when files are checked during booting? I believe that this is done by fsck, which can be configured to produce various results. Out of curiousity it would be interesting to know what those two numbers represent. They appear in both my Arch and Debian.
 
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Hi there,

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What are the two file totals (such as "100000/1300000") normally shown when files are checked during booting?I believe that this is done by fsck, which can be configured to produce various results. Out of curiousity it would be interesting to know what those two numbers represent. They appear in both my Arch and Debian.
for all I know, this is the total number of inodes on that file system, and the number of used inodes. An inode is an organization unit that usually holds the metadata of a file (e.g. ownership, access rights, MIME type, timestamps).
So at a very cursory approach you might say the numbers displayed by fsck are the maximum number of files and directories this file system can accommodate, and the actual number of files and directories.

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