Death, taxes, and fsck?
Posted May 3, 2007 20:21 UTC (Thu) by amitgud
In reply to: Death, taxes, and fsck?
Parent article: Filesystems: chunkfs and reiser4
Fsck is unavoidable given the imperfect hardware and bugs in the OS and file system alike. Fsck is needed and will be needed from time to time. I/O error trends and the under-estimation of hard drive errors by the manufacturers suggest that as the data get compact on the disk, errors (assuming they do not increase per square inch on the drive as the drives become more complex), will now affect more data on the disk. Disk drives have to be fsck'ed someday, its just the matter of when. And when it is, the time taken will directly affect the availability of the data, and backups do not always help.
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