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What does Fsck in the Diagnostics men mean?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by fatmikla22, May 30, 2008.

  1. fatmikla22

    fatmikla22 New Member

    May 15, 2008
    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.
  2. fatmikla22

    fatmikla22 New Member

    May 15, 2008
  3. banre

    banre New Member

    May 23, 2008
    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.
  4. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    It's part of the daily maintenance. What you saw/heard was the reboot following the updates (EPG,etc.).
    FSCK explained.
  5. jkane

    jkane Icon

    Oct 12, 2007
    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.
  6. fredinva

    fredinva Legend

    May 10, 2006
    TulsaOK and jkane,

    "These guys are good!!!"

    good replies guys,

  7. whatchel1

    whatchel1 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2006
    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.
  8. Jun 9, 2008 #8 of 10

    plarkinjr AllStar

    Feb 12, 2008
    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:
  9. Jun 9, 2008 #9 of 10
    P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    *) 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. :(
  10. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    You are so right.

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