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Re: when is fsck required?



Hi,

On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 05:03:16AM -0400, Thomas Bassel wrote:
 
> can anyone give me an example of
> when an fsck would repair something
> that the ext3 driver would not?  with
> full "data=journal" journaling, would
> fsck ever need to be run if all the
> partitions were ext3?

Yes --- if you have hardware disk corruption, then there is nothing
you can do to guarantee data recovery, and the best you can do is to
do a full fsck to try to make things as consistent as possible.  If
the hardware and software are all working perfectly, then a full fsck
should never be needed.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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