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Re: ext3 Re: Sarge with ext3, reiserfs (3/4?) or xfs?

On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 20:16 +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 07:07:16AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 00:36 -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > > and moreover, ext3 is subject to super long fsck when you hit the 
> > > power switch on 20GB or 200GB or 2TB or 20TB systems
> > 
> > That is misleading.  As you surely know, the init script runs 
> > fsck.ext3 on a partition when *either* of these 2 situations occur:
> > (a) it was not cleanly unmounted
> >      OR
> > (b) the partition has not been fsck'ed in X number of days.
> Something funny here... When an ext3 fs has not been cleanly
> unmounted, it doesn't run through any kind of super-long fsck. It
> replays the journal, and sorts itself out in a matter of seconds. You
> only get the super-long fsck if it ALSO hasn't been fsck'ed in X
> number of days / Y number of mounts.

Yes, you are right.  My bad.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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After listening to many White House, Pentagon & CENTCOM briefings
in both Gulf Wars, it is my firm belief that most "senior
correspondents" either have serious agendas that don't get shaken
by facts, or are dumb as dog feces.

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