Subject: Re: Playing with dkwedge
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/23/2005 14:57:37
On Aug 23, 2005, at 5:51 AM, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> This would be good to have too, but it doesn't remplace a periodic  
> consistency
> check of the filesystem. In one case where this helped me, it was the
> drive which was returning bogus data sometimes (I suspect its internal
> cache memory was bad, or something like that). The system would end up
> panicing in the fileystem code, but the daily fsck showed the  
> problem before
> the panic occured.

A periodic check of a journaled file system only buys you something  
if the file system is quiescent.  Otherwise, it will appear largely  

-- thorpej