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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

    \/ Jeff Epler
    Worth seeing? Yes, but not worth going to see.

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