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SubjectRe: 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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