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SubjectRe: Journaling: Surviving or allowing unclean shutdown?
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> Unless Stephen says otherwise, my understanding is that a crash during
> journal recovery will just mean the journal is replayed again at the next
> recovery. Because the ext3 journal is just a series of data blocks to
> be copied into the filesystem (rather than "actions" to be done), it
> doesn't matter how many times it is done. The recovery flags are not
> reset until after the journal replay is completed.

Which means an ext3 volume cannot be recovered on a hard disk error.

Alan

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