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    SubjectRe: [OT] Re: ext3-0.0.2e released
    manfred@colorfullife.com (Manfred Spraul)  wrote on 06.07.00 in <3964E0E1.6121DB6C@colorfullife.com>:

    > "Theodore Y. Ts'o" wrote:
    > >
    > > In practice, though, I'm not aware of any filesystem consistency checker
    > > since the days of Multics that could do this.
    >
    > Windows 95/98 scandisk 8-)
    >
    > Their implementation well documented (they need 3 lock levels), but very
    > slow (scandisk restarts from scratch if someone else writes to the disk)

    Which is why it's generally known as "not working" for everyone I know.
    Either you stop everything else (in which case, you might as well reboot
    into DOS mode and get done significantly faster), or you have a very low,
    often zero, probability of ever getting scandisk to finish.

    MfG Kai

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