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Maybe btrfs has no fsck,

Maybe btrfs has no fsck,

Posted Jun 24, 2009 19:19 UTC (Wed) by salimma (subscriber, #34460)
In reply to: Maybe btrfs has no fsck, by nix
Parent article: What ever happened to chunkfs?

That's why Btrfs, ZFS and (I think) Dragonfly BSD's HammerFS have checksums for each block.


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Maybe btrfs has no fsck,

Posted Jun 26, 2009 11:16 UTC (Fri) by mangoo (guest, #32602) [Link]

How would that help if I, for example, copy one block and its checksum into another area of the disk? Essentially, the block will be valid (checksum matches), but the filesystem will be corrupted.

In a virtual environment, it's not so hard to do such a mistake: just accidentally mount the filesystem twice (i.e. from a guest and a host), and two different kernels will write correct blocks all over, each one corrupting the filesystem.


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