Subject: Re: Clean bit bits
To: Waldi Ravens <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/1996 09:56:07
Waldi Ravens writes:
> > This would not work with original MS-DOS created filesystems, possibly
> > coexisting on a dual use harddisk or inserted into the floppy disk,
> > would it?
> No, it wouldn't, fsck would either always or never run on such
> filesystems. But creating a new filesystem is not an extremely
> complicated operation, is it?

My humble opinion:
fsck for msdosfs should do the same exact thing as chkdsk, no more and
no less. Sure, creating a new file system is easy. If someone hands me
a random floppy and I want to mount it, should I have to reformat it
and lose the data first?