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Re: Lots of lost+found files ...



Hi,

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 04:38:57PM -0000, Andy Bianchi wrote:

> > Probably, it seems that 99% of all still-unexplained data corruption
> > reports we're seeing are on laptops.  It's certain IBM disks which
> > seem to be the main culprits.
> 
> Are the data-corruption problems specific to ext3, ext2, Linux?

No, there are Windows errata to workaround the problems too.

> Would I be right in thinking that if ext3 was hit with a data-corruption
> problem beyond it's control, i.e. it thought everything was okay but in
> reality something had got written wrong, that it would then be feasible 
> that I wouldn't notice it for a while since fsck wasn't been run?  Or is
> this theory garbage?

That's precisely correct, and this is why having a reliable fsck to
recover from unexpected corruption is important even for journaling
filesystems.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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