[CentOS] e2fsck with millions of files

Tue Aug 31 14:37:19 UTC 2010
Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 08/31/2010 06:19 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 08:14:23AM -0500, Sean Carolan wrote:
>> I have a large (1.5TB) partition with millions of files on it.  e2fsck has
>> been running nearly 12 hours and is still on "Checking directory structure".
>>   Any tips for speeding this along?
> Yes -- use ext4. Otherwise, it's inevitable.

To extend his comment: There is a bug in e2fsck for filesystems with 
many hardlinks.  It could take *weeks* or longer, if it finishes at all, 
to run on a large filesystem with lots of hardlinks.


Benjamin Franz