[CentOS] Calling All FS Fanatics

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Wed Oct 4 04:53:39 UTC 2006

>> How serious a level of damage before it refuses -y?
> Just guessing, but probably anytime 2 or more concurrent writes
> had allocated space but not completed the updates.
>> I cannot remember any time that I have not been able to do -y and there 
>> have been times when I saw a huge amount of errors being automatically 
>> fixed.
> With ext2 my odds were at least one out of 10 that a busy
> machine wouldn't come back up automatically after a power
> glitch.   Ext3 is much better because it normally just
> uses the journal to recover.

Hang on, I might be off on a tangent here. Are you saying there is a 
difference between fsck on ext2 and fsck on ext3 (when not doing journal 
recovery of course) when it comes to -y?

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