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Re: ext3 lost



Hi,

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 12:23:20PM -0400, Shashi Kanbur wrote:

> what does fsck -f do and how is e2fsck different from fsck?

fsck -f forces a full filesystem check.

With ext3, the filesystem looks "clean" all the time: both the kernel
and fsck know that to make the filesystem completely uptodate, all
they need to do is to scan the journal.  If you suspect a filesystem
problem and want to force a full scan, you need to use the "-f"
option.

fsck is a front-end program which lets the user check many different
kinds of filesystem.  e2fsck is the back-end which implemenents fsck
for ext2 and ext3 filesystems.  If you run fsck on ext3, it will start
the e2fsck program for you automatically.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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