FSCK of corrupted ext3 filesystem

Stephen C. Tweedie sct at redhat.com
Thu Aug 25 11:29:39 UTC 2005


On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 13:32, Matt Bernstein wrote:

> My fsck is on an Opteron, it's entirely CPU-bound, occupying about 1.4G of 
> my 2G RAM, stuck in pass 2 six days in. My strace isn't picking up any 
> calls.
> My question is basically the same as Darryl's. How long do I give it?

Which version of e2fsprogs?  There were some serious algorithmic
inefficiencies in some really old versions that could explain this sort
of thing.


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