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Re: snapshot support for fsck_ffs

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 11:56:33PM +0200, Rhialto wrote:
 >> the attached diff adds snapshot support for fsck_ffs (via -x or -X options,
 >> like dump(8)). The point is to have fsck_ffs optionally take a snapshot
 >> of a R/W mounted filesystem before checking it, to avoid errors related
 >> to the filesystem being live. Obviously this will only work with -n, the
 >> code enforce this.
 > Will this (easily) be made to work as in FreeBSD, where, as I understand
 > it, at reboot time fsck is run on a snapshot in the background?

That is a softupdates feature. I doubt anyone is going to be rushing
to deploy it.

(And even if they do, I'd hesitate to trust it. My recent experience
with it in FreeBSD wasn't too positive.)

David A. Holland

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