Posted Oct 11, 2011 18:40 UTC (Tue) by maniax (subscriber, #4509)
Parent article: Whither btrfsck?
I don't see the difference between a file system that has no repair tools or one with even bad ones. If your gets broken, short of the tool there's nothing else you can do anyway (and you can backup whatever possible/readable). The problem is that there's this filesystem in the kernel which people are using and is not to be relied on.
And well, for example the reiserfsck for reiser3 was just this kind of tool - created more problems, had weird issues, even crashed sometimes, and we lived through it and it got properly fixed. So I don't buy this argument at all.