Subject: Re: dual-ported raid

David Schwartz davids at
Wed Oct 18 02:12:40 UTC 2006

> Can you elaborate why mounting a filesystem read-only
> is "dangerous"?

You will be interpreting the filesystem based on a mix of current and stale
metadata. There is no way you can be sure what will happen in this case.
Metadata may be read as data or vice versa, pieces of one file may be read
as pieces of another one.


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