Is it necessary to run fsck after every 180 days or 38 umounts?

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  • Whenever a new file system is created with mkfs, it generates a informational messages as below:
This filesystem will be automatically checked every 38 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
  • Is it good idea to let it run after every 180 days or 38 umounts or should it be tuned or disable it altogether?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6
  • Filesystem EXT3/EXT4

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