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fcheck process started <SOLVED>

Post by df7108 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:29 am

mint 18.1 xfce

Hello,

when my computer is running for more 1 day, 2 "fcheck" process are started with a 20% cpu load (for each process).
I don't know why these process are started and "whom" start them.
When I kill one, it is re-started.

Thanks for your help.

cat syslog | egrep fcheck
Jul 14 20:30:01 df7108-Aspire-E5-553G CRON[16542]: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/fcheck && if ! nocache nice ionice -c3 /usr/sbin/fcheck -asxrf /etc/fcheck/fcheck.cfg >/var/run/fcheck.out 2>&1; then mailx -s "ALERT: [fcheck] `hostname --fqdn`" root </var/run/fcheck.out ; /usr/sbin/fcheck -cadsxlf /etc/fcheck/fcheck.cfg ; fi ; rm -f /var/run/fcheck.out)
Jul 14 22:30:01 df7108-Aspire-E5-553G CRON[18428]: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/fcheck && if ! nocache nice ionice -c3 /usr/sbin/fcheck -asxrf /etc/fcheck/fcheck.cfg >/var/run/fcheck.out 2>&1; then mailx -s "ALERT: [fcheck] `hostname --fqdn`" root </var/run/fcheck.out ; /usr/sbin/fcheck -cadsxlf /etc/fcheck/fcheck.cfg ; fi ; rm -f /var/run/fcheck.out)
Jul 15 10:03:43 df7108-Aspire-E5-553G fcheck: "INFO: Rebuild of the fcheck database /var/lib/fcheck/fcheck.dbf begun for df7108-Aspire-E5-553G using config file /etc/fcheck/fcheck.cfg"
Jul 15 10:07:10 df7108-Aspire-E5-553G fcheck: "INFO: Rebuild of the fcheck database /var/lib/fcheck/fcheck.dbf begun for df7108-Aspire-E5-553G using config file /etc/fcheck/fcheck.cfg"
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Re: fcheck process started

Post by thx-1138 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:40 pm

...i'm afraid that neither i know whom started them... :wink:
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xen ... eck.8.html

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Re: fcheck process started

Post by Flemur » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:02 pm

I think this means you don't need fcheck and can safely remove it

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$ fcheck
The program 'fcheck' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install fcheck
by doing

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sudo apt-get purge fcheck
Just keep an eye out for apt wanting to remove other stuff.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: fcheck process started

Post by df7108 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:43 am

I purge fcheck.
I Killed fcheck process.

My cpu load is now good (low).

I hope, I will not need fchek anymore.!

Thank you for your help

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