Subject: Crash safe filesystems (was: ext2fs is in the tree)
To: maximum entropy <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 23:28:15
maximum entropy <> writes:

> DEC UNIX's advfs also claims to never need an fsck, so they don't
> ship one.

But DEC obviously doesn't trust it enough to actually throw away UFS,
like SGI has done (with EFS).

> This made me very unhappy when an important filesystem was
> corrupted.

I know there has been reports of failing filesystems, but the only
trouble I've had has been with failing hardware.