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SubjectRe: [RFD] Incremental fsck
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Rik van Riel wrote:
> Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com> wrote:
> > Ok, but let's look at this a bit more opportunistic / optimistic.
>
> You can't play fast and loose with data integrity.

Correct, but you have to be realistic...

> Besides, if we looked at things optimistically, we would conclude
> that no fsck will be needed,

And that's the reality, because people are mostly optimistic and feel
extremely tempted to just force-mount a dirty ext3fs, instead of waiting
hours-on-end for a complete fsck, which mostly comes back with some benign
"inode should be zero" warning.

> ever :)

Well not ever, but most people probably fsck during scheduled shutdowns, or
when they are forced to, due to online fs accessibility errors.

> > > http://infohost.nmt.edu/~val/review/chunkfs.pdf
>
> You will really want to read this paper, if you haven't already.

Definitely a good read, but attacking the problem from a completely different
POV.

BTW: Dropped some cc's due to bounces.


Thanks!

--
Al



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