fsck – Check & Repair Unix and Linux File Systems

cleanup phase

V files, W used, X free (blocksY frags, Z )
fsck error messages, warning messages and responses cleanup phase.
After a file system has been checked, a few cleanup functions are performed. The cleanup phase displays advisory messages about the status of the file system :

6.1 ) number-of files, number-of-files used, number-of-files free (number-of frags, number-of blocks, percent fragmentation)

V files, W used, X free (Y frags, Z blocks) This is an advisory message indicating that the
file system checked contains V files using W fragment-sized blocks, and that there are X fragment sized blocks free in the
file system. The numbers in parentheses break the free count down into Y free fragments and Z free full sized blocks.

6.2) /dev/rdsk/cntndnsn FILE SYSTEM STATE SET TO OKAY

This is an advisory message indicating that the file system errors were corrected by fsck and now file system is in good condition .

6.3) ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****

This is an advisory message indicating that the file system was modified by fsck. If this file system is mounted or is the current root file system, you should reboot the system.

If the file system is mounted you might need to unmount it and run fsck again; otherwise the work done by fsck might be undone by the in-core copies of tables.

6.4) filename FILE SYSTEM STATE NOT SET TO OKAY

The fsck command was not able to fix all the errors in current execution . Run fsck again to see it can set the file system to an Ok state.

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  1. Thanks for the nice tutorial. Great job!

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