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    Default Error-Fixing Btrfs FSCK Tool Is Imminent

    Phoronix: Error-Fixing Btrfs FSCK Tool Is Imminent

    An fsck utility capable of fixing problems on the Btrfs file-system is imminent. Plus other features continue to be worked on for this next-generation, open-source Linux file-system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0Njk

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    He compared btrfs to btrfs?

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    I'll believe it when I see it. I've been hearing "fsck for btrfs is being worked on and should be here soon" for over a year now.

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    What's the big deal about fsck? I've had a power loss corrupt ext4 beyond fsck repair, never had a problem with btrfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    What's the big deal about fsck? I've had a power loss corrupt ext4 beyond fsck repair, never had a problem with btrfs.
    Perhaps it is more symbolic than anything. If the primary developer of the filesystem is unable to write a decent fsck utility, it may indicate that the filesystem is not yet stable enough or not well enough understood (or is too buggy) for serious use. On the other hand, if he CAN write a decent fsck utility...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    What's the big deal about fsck? I've had a power loss corrupt ext4 beyond fsck repair, never had a problem with btrfs.
    Huge deal for me, I have had some very nasty corruptions that fsck has fixed up like a charm on ext4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    What's the big deal about fsck? I've had a power loss corrupt ext4 beyond fsck repair, never had a problem with btrfs.
    How the heck do you know you don't have a problem since there's no fsck for it? Are you psychic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    What's the big deal about fsck? I've had a power loss corrupt ext4 beyond fsck repair, never had a problem with btrfs.
    I've had the exact opposite in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris200x9 View Post
    What's the big deal about fsck? I've had a power loss corrupt ext4 beyond fsck repair, never had a problem with btrfs.
    The big deal is that fsck is a contingency plan. With a fsck tool (capable of repairing issues not just reporting them) you at least have a chance of fixing things if something gets corrupted. Not having a fsck tool is like driving around in your car without a spare tire, a jack, or a cell phone. Everything is fine as long as you don't get a flat.

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