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SubjectRe: scary ext2 filesystem question
On Fri, Dec 25, 1998 at 11:42:57AM -0500, Mirian Crzig Lennox wrote:
> I was reading a book on filesystem design, and came across the
> following scary quote:
>
[.. snip]

The inconsistency problems discussed here apply to the data on the disk.
As long as you don't crash while the disk data is half-written in this odd
order, the buffer cache will give your application a sane view of the
filesystem contents.

What the text is talking about is how an application would recover
half-written datafiles after a crash (and after e2fsck had done its best)
..

But best to just make sure the kernel never crashes and the power never
fils.

Jeff
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