I have noticed that my home partition is no longer getting a thorough check once a month as it did under Ubuntu. Dumpe2fs shows that it is set up to be checked every thirty days, and the Debian startup scripts in rcS.d include a checkfs script very similar to the one in Ubuntu, running fsck on all drives, but this fsck doesn't seem to notice when a proper check is mandated.

I could wait for thirty days and then look in /var/log/fsck/checkfs to see if anything has gone wrong but I wondered if someone could give me an answer earlier than that.