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Re: FSCK of corrupted ext3 filesystem

I stopped my 1.3TB ext3 fsck after 2 weeks, mounted ro and copied what I could.
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 calls.

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
of thing.

"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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