Very slow ext3 fsck

Jeremy Sanders jss at
Mon Feb 26 16:12:21 UTC 2007

Theodore Tso wrote:

> What output do you see from e2fsck if you manually run it?

Just the usual output:

[root at xback1 ~]# fsck /dev/xbackup1/xback1_backup1
fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
/dev/xbackup1/xback1_backup1 has gone 191 days without being checked, check
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure

And hangs indefinitely.


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