Re: ext3 corruption

From: Molle Bestefich
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 16:58:22 EST

Duane Griffin wrote:
> If it doesn't take into account own changes, then the -n command is
> unable to produce even a slightly accurate resemblence of what would
> happen if I did a real run.

It takes into account some of them (such as reading data from the
backup superblock if it detects corruption). Others will be irrelevent
for further operations. Many reports will be accurate, especially
fatal ones. I consider that useful, YMMV.

I've attached the output of a -n run, let's get some facts on the table.

I would be very happy if someone knowledgeable would tell me something
useful about it.

I'm especially worried about the "70058 files, 39754 blocks used (0%)"
message at the end of the e2fsck run.

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