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What does Fsck in the Diagnostics men mean?


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#1 OFFLINE   fatmikla22

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:18 AM

I had to get my son a glass of water around 4 this morning. As I'm walking throught the living room to the bedroom I notice that the fan on my 722 is on and working as if the 722 is on fire. Then all the lights on the front of the panel come on for a few seconds. Then the fan dies down. The whole time this was happening though, the receiver was cool to the touch. So I turn on the tv and 722 and after a few moments it comes on and I get the Acquiring signal picture on the screen as if the receiver resetted itself. So later this morning I go into the Diagnostics section and under Counters I see, 07) Fsck:1:5-30-08-4:00 AM. So I'm guessing this Fsck is what was going on but what does it stand for? Is it good or bad and what makes it happen, should I worry. Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   fatmikla22

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:46 AM

Anybody?

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:28 AM

fsck is a UNIX utility called file system checker. Think "chkdsk" or checkdisk from the old DOS days. I'm sure they are just running it nightly to keep everything running smoothly on the box. Nothing to worry about.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:33 AM

Anybody?


It's part of the daily maintenance. What you saw/heard was the reboot following the updates (EPG,etc.).
FSCK explained.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:19 AM

When any unix machine reboots, it checks it's file systems. If the filesystems have been checked within XX number of days (configurable number), it skips and goes on. If too many days since last check, it does a file system check before loading the rest of the system drivers. It will also do a fsck if the machine shut down without unmounting the volumes (locigal partitions of disk space). Thsi is to make sure there are not half written blocks on the drive. It is a clean up measure to ensure data integrity.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 05:38 AM

TulsaOK and jkane,

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good replies guys,

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 11:16 AM

All your ET (722) was doing was "calling home". As said above it was just downloading it's new info. If you have the unit set to default on time it will do this at 3 AM every morn. I work evenings so I reset the unit to do this at 6 AM.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:09 PM

I had to get my son a glass of water around 4 this morning. As I'm walking throught the living room to the bedroom I notice that the fan on my 722 is on and working as if the 722 is on fire. Then all the lights on the front of the panel come on for a few seconds. Then the fan dies down. The whole time this was happening though, the receiver was cool to the touch. So I turn on the tv and 722 and after a few moments it comes on and I get the Acquiring signal picture on the screen as if the receiver resetted itself. So later this morning I go into the Diagnostics section and under Counters I see, 07) Fsck:1:5-30-08-4:00 AM. So I'm guessing this Fsck is what was going on but what does it stand for? Is it good or bad and what makes it happen, should I worry. Thanks.


I've never noticed that before.... I'm a Unix SysAdmin by trade..... did you notice if it said it was "mounting /user" too? First time I show a non-Unix person the boot screens of a Unix box, they immediately think its the most pornographic OS they've ever seen. :lol:

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:06 PM

All your ET (722) was doing was "calling home". *
As said above it was just downloading it's new info. **
If you have the unit set to default on time it will do this at 3 AM every morn. I work evenings so I reset the unit to do this at 6 AM.

*) Nope - it's just doing reboot to cleanup RAM (memory leakage and other bugs ) and rebuild OS system tables; EEPG maintenance does not require the reboot.

**) Nothing could be downloaded during reboot. And more - just prevent get updates from stream.

It's just bad method of fixing bad software. :(

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:18 PM

It's just bad method of fixing bad software. :(


You are so right.
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