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SubjectRe: reiserfs, xfs, ext2, ext3
On Thu, May 10, 2001 at 01:44:53PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
[snip]
> If you're deploying a cache partition such as /var/squid (possibly
> having log files in another /var/log partition on another disk drive),
> what's the point about not running (e. g.) mke2fs and squid -z on boot,
> as well as mounting the system partitions (/usr) read-only (prevents
> fsck on next reboot)? mke2fs is faster than reiserfs recovery probably
> ;-)

A while ago I configured a few squid boxes which ran off of a read-only
system. Mke2fs is actually unacceptably slow on large file systems, faster
then fsck, but still time consuming. I found that zeroing out the disk, then
formating it and saving the non-zero blocks, replaying them on reboot to be
an acceptable solution.
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