Subject: Re: FFS journal
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/05/2006 11:21:35
On Jul 5, 2006, at 4:23 AM, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> No, I think this should be in fsck. When the system boots fsck is run
> before filesystems are mounted read/write. There shouldn't be anything
> in the kernel writing to the filesystem before we tell the system  
> to mount it
> read/write, even for recovering the journal. And if for whatever  
> reason the
> journal can't be recovered we certainly want fsck to check this  
> filesystem
> (or just fail, and stop the boot process).

No, it should not be in fsck.  What if you want to mount a file  
system read-only?  You need a way to replay in-core with an on-disk  
journal and on-disk-inconsistent metadata...

-- thorpej