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Re: Recovering filesystem with large number of orphaned inodes?

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 09:34:07PM -0500, John D. Baker wrote:
> I'd like to give the best possible chance to recover data but I don't
> really feel like having to approve 65534 reconnections.  I'd like to use
> the "-y" option, but have fsck exit if it can't attach the orphan file.
> Then I can move the "lost+found" directory out of the way and start over
> with a new one.

Not helpful for you directly, but:
I wonder if we should modify fsck to stop linking there at (say) 0xf000 links
and start creating sub-directories where to link further inodes.


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