Subject: Re: DEV_B_SIZE
To: Steve Byan <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/31/2003 18:55:07
> Really? fsck can recover from losing 4K bytes surrounding the last
> metadata block written?
The only metadata that matter are the inodes and (for ffs) the
indirect blocks. You do really want the latter to be single disk
blocks - many systems actually write them synchonously.
The inode is (probably) only 128 bytes, losing an inode block
will lose the other files.
A journaling filesystem probably already has ways around this...
David Laight: email@example.com