Migration from the KQ Implementation

Gordan Bobic gordan.bobic at gmail.com
Wed May 4 21:02:12 EDT 2011


On 05/05/2011 00:12, Jason J. W. Williams wrote:
>> The 3 guiding principles of data retention are paranoia, paranoia and
>> paranoia.
> Why fsck doesn't make sense for ZFS has been a talked about for a long
> time in the OpenSolaris community. I think this article does a better
> job than most explaining why fsck wouldn't do much good for ZFS:
>
> http://www.c0t0d0s0.org/archives/6071-No,-ZFS-really-doesnt-need-a-fsck.html

The article misses the important point that I made earlier - 
crash-proofing the file system isn't enough because other corruption, 
not related to a system crash, can occur and render the fs sufficiently 
trashed that it won't be mountable. fsck would help in such cases.

Gordan



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