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SubjectRe: ext3-0.0.2e released
Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

[FSCK-ing a live filesystem]

> That's not a full filesystem consistency checker, though.

If "as an intelligent being" I want to check a live filesystem, I just
run fsck (yes, with the -n option), and then wait for the errors to
come in. Usually it's just a few.

Then there are just a few files/directories/blocks to reexamine. And
the "errors" can usually be easily traced. Say "/var/log/messages"
just grew a block larger.

Now if this approach still works on a busy mail server, is beyond me.


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