Problems under Redhat EL3 and ext3

Ulf Zimmermann ulf at
Thu Jul 20 19:07:23 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Theodore Tso [mailto:tytso at]
> Sent: 07/20/2006 11:25 AM
> To: Ulf Zimmermann
> Cc: Andreas Dilger; ext3-users at
> Subject: Re: Problems under Redhat EL3 and ext3
> On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 12:24:41AM -0700, Ulf Zimmermann wrote:
> > The filesystem was created under EL3. I am currently copying
> > in the new structure into a new directory and it seems to be fast.
> > plan at this point is to rename the hard linked new structure at the
> > end, and use that copy. I did run on one of the nodes e2fsck -D but
> > did not help.
> e2fsck -D, or e2fsck -fD?  You need the -f option in order to force
> e2fsck to scan the whole filesystem and optimize all filesystems.
> 						- Ted

On the one node I did, it was -D, which did do a force checked, but not
because I specified -f, but because the file system hadn't been checked
in > 192 days.


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