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Re: Lost file-system story
On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 at 11:10:44AM -0500, Donald Allen wrote:
> 2. I'm a little bit surprised that the filesystem was as much of a
> mess as it was.
I'm not. You mounted the filesystem async and had a crash. With the
filesystem mounted async *nothing* pushes out most metadata updates,
with the result that the filesystem's metadata can quickly enter a
fatally inconsistent state. The only way home safe is a clean unmount.
If you mount an FFS filesystem async you are playing with fire. Sure,
it can be useful, but asbestos clothing is not optional.
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