Last mounted on...?

Dave Hayes dave at
Mon Mar 5 17:44:42 PST 2007

I'm noticing a change in the expected behavior of fsck...the "last
mounted on" field is missing. I did see the message a while back
that Matt Dillon posted acknowledging that this was broken:

Matt Dillon wrote:
> I've noticed this too.  The last mounted on information is stored in
> the superblock.  I think I did something to it a while ago (like a year)
> that stopped it from doing the writeback.  I'll take a look at it but
> I don't consider it a critical issue.

So, two questions:

Has anyone taken a look yet?

Is there a way to get this information without checking /etc/fstab?

Thanks in advance.
Dave Hayes - Consultant - Altadena CA, USA - dave at 
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