Re: [patch] ext2/3: document conditions when reliable operation ispossible

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Tue Aug 25 2009 - 23:33:25 EST

Pavel Machek wrote:

So, would you be happy if ext3 fsck was always run on reboot (at least for flash devices)?

For flash devices, MD Raid 5 and anything else that needs it; yes that
would make me happy ;-).

Sorry, but that just shows your naivete.

Metadata takes up such a small part of the disk that fscking
it and finding it to be OK is absolutely no guarantee that
the data on the filesystem has not been horribly mangled.

Personally, what I care about is my data.

The metadata is just a way to get to my data, while the data
is actually important.

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