Very slow ext3 fsck

Jeremy Sanders jss at
Thu Feb 22 14:26:32 UTC 2007

Jeremy Sanders wrote:

> Does anybody know whether it has got stuck in a loop, or does it really
> take so long to check so many hardlinks? Would it help moving to a newer
> e2fsck than RHEL provides (it has version number e2fsprogs-1.35-12.4.EL4).

I should also add that strace produces no output on the process, so it's
apparently not making any system calls.


Jeremy Sanders <jss at>
X-Ray Group, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK.
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