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SubjectRe: [patch] linux likes to kill bad inodes

> > Hi!
> >
> > I had a temporary disk failure (played with acpi too much). What
> > happened was that disk was not able to do anything for five minutes
> > or so. When disk recovered, linux happily overwrote all inodes it
> > could not read while disk was down with zeros -> massive disk
> > corruption.
> >
> > Solution is not to write bad inodes back to disk.
> >
> Wouldn't we rather make it so bad inodes don't get marked dirty at all?

I guess this is cheaper: we can mark inode dirty at 1000 points, but
you only write it at one point.

But I'm no FS expert.
I'm "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents at
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