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Re: removing an ext2fs file forces disk activity


From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: removing an ext2fs file forces disk activity
Date: 04 May 2002 14:11:48 -0700
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Jeroen Dekkers <address@hidden> writes:

> > The bugs that happen are *not* merely that you lose occasional object
> > files.  You can get arbitrary corruption.
> 
> And then fsck can repair that in the case of a crash, right?

No.

The normal rules--the ones that I describe as "bug free" keep things
such that fsck can repair them.

Breaking those rules--thus, what I mean by a "bug"--produces possible
forms of corruption that cannot be automatically fixed by fsck.

> It would be a lot nicer if glibc would compile a lot faster and have
> some filesystem corruption *if* there would be a crash. However, there
> should be no crash in the first place.

Apparently your local power company is better than the ones we have in
the US...

Thomas



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