On the output of the mount command on my system there are some lines like the following:

/dev/sda2 on /var/log type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=continue,barrier=1,data=ordered)

And inside the parenthesis as you can see it says errors=continue. What does this mean? Is there any error on the sda2 partition? Shall i consider this or can I just ignore it?


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No, that means that if there is an error, the system will ignore it.

There are three possible values for the errors option:

  • continue (ignores the error)
  • remount-ro (remount the filesystem read-only)
  • panic (kernel panic).

Read man 8 mount for more informations.

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