FSCK of corrupted ext3 filesystem
dbond at nrggos.com.au
Thu Aug 25 21:10:36 UTC 2005
I stopped my 1.3TB ext3 fsck after 2 weeks, mounted ro and copied what I
Fedora Core2 e2fsprogs-1.35-7.1
I have been using JFS since and have had several corruptions of the JFS
due to strange SAN faults (Emulex HBA and Apple XServe RAID).
I have been able to recover the JFS in a couple of minutes. I'm still
trying to get to the bottom of the SAN faults.
Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 12:29:39PM +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
>>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
>>>My question is basically the same as Darryl's. How long do I give it?
>What sort of messages was e2fsck printing beforehand?
>>Which version of e2fsprogs? There were some serious algorithmic
>>inefficiencies in some really old versions that could explain this sort
>"Very old" here means version _before_ e2fsprogs 1.28 (released August
>31, 2002). So if you are using a distribution which is more than
>three years old (in an industry where two years == infinity :-),
>that's almost certainly the explanation.
> - Ted
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