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SubjectRe: 2.5.0 breakage even with fix?
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Al,

I am not seeing any more breakage with this fix with NWFS.

Jeff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexander Viro" <viro@math.psu.edu>
To: "Robert Boermans" <boermans@tfn.net>
Cc: "Petr Vandrovec" <VANDROVE@vc.cvut.cz>; <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: 2.5.0 breakage even with fix?


>
>
> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Robert Boermans wrote:
>
> > If the filesystem is marked clean, does that mean that people with
> > journalling file systems are fscked? (since there might be no journal
entry
> > of what hasn't finished.)
>
> Well, if filesystem doesn't have a recovery tool that would allow forced
> check mode - you _are_ screwed. As you will be again and again if you get
> memory corruption/driver bugs/fs bugs/RAID bugs/physical disk
problems/etc.
>
> Again, if filesystem trusts clear bit to the extent that you have no way
> to convince it that checks _are_ needed - it's unfit for any serious use.
> I suspect that by now everybody had learnt that much - that used to be
> a permanent source of problems with early journalling filesystems and
AFAIK
> all of them had been fixed since then.
>
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