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Re: Lost file-system story
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 12:20:16AM -0500, Mouse wrote:
> > Possibilities other than zero or one are not useful in manual pages,
> Then we can throw away fsck, because there is always _some_ chance the
> filesystem will be irreparable. Memory, CPUs, disks, and the
> transports between them do fail, occasionally transiently.
fsck is supposed to handle *all* corruptions to the file system that can
occur as part of normal file system operation in the kernel. It is doing
best effort for others. It's a bug if it doesn't do the former and a
potential missing feature for the latter.
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