recommending reiserfs?

John Thompson john at
Fri May 7 00:33:22 UTC 2004

On Thu, 06 May 2004 07:33:41 -0500
Randy Kelsoe <randykel at> wrote:

> Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> >So.. how do we test/test/test???
> >
> >I had one XFS file sys curroption on one directory. unmount, ran a
> >fsck and it automatically removed the offending directory. (though I
> >have no idea how
> >
> >if possibl, to recover it w/o losing data)

> You should never run fsck on an XFS filesystem. XFS has xfs_repair, 
> which will try and repair corruption.

Running fsck on an xfs filesystem shouldn't cause any problems.  fsck
will simply call fsck.xfs, which is functionally identical to the "true"
program (ie, "do nothing, successfully").  See "man fsck.xfs" for



-John (john at

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