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SubjectRe: [RFD] Incremental fsck
> Andi Kleen wrote:
>> Theodore Tso <> writes:
>> > Now, there are good reasons for doing periodic checks every N mounts
>> > and after M months. And it has to do with PC class hardware. (Ted's
>> > aphorism: "PC class hardware is cr*p").
>> If these reasons are good ones (some skepticism here) then the correct
>> way to really handle this would be to do regular background scrubbing
>> during runtime; ideally with metadata checksums so that you can actually
>> detect all corruption.
>> But since fsck is so slow and disks are so big this whole thing
>> is a ticking time bomb now. e.g. it is not uncommon to require tens
>> of minutes or even hours of fsck time and some server that reboots
>> only every few months will eat that when it happens to reboot.
>> This means you get a quite long downtime.
> Has there been some thought about an incremental fsck?

Is that anything like a cluster fsck? ]:>

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