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bug#43132: [GUIX SYSTEM]: Malfunction

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: bug#43132: [GUIX SYSTEM]: Malfunction
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:31:51 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Hello Raghav,

Raghav Gururajan <raghavgururajan@disroot.org> writes:

> Hi!
>> Maxim Cournoyer <maxim.cournoyer@gmail.com> skribis:
>>> I took Raghav to #btrfs last week, where with the help of gentle folks a
>>> failing drive was established as the most likely culprit.
>>> In other words, Btrfs checksuming capabilities helped quickly
>>> discovering a hardware problem which might otherwise have silently
>>> caused non-recoverable damage to Raghav's data.
>> Good, thanks for following up!
>> Ludo’.
> Thank you!
> Yeah, seems like my disk is shot, but I am not sure. I have reinstalled
> guix with ext4, instead of btrfs, as these issues started to arise after
> migration to btrfs from ext4. So far, my system is doing well. Lets see
> how it goes. :-)

Sounds like playing with fire to me :-).

Ext4 won't detect bitrot (silent corruption of your drive's data).
You'll probably wake one day with a fsck that won't be able to recover
some files, or worst, a completely dead drive.

Your backups would also contain corrupted data (garbage in, garbage


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