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Subject: Re: high capacity configuration nightmares
From: Wietse Venema (wietseporcupine.org)
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 12:03:07 CDT


Marco d'Itri:
> On Oct 27, BLKnowlesaol.com wrote:
>
> > 2. Even with a UPS, Linux ext2fs can get tripped up and
> > screw-up meta-data updates and lose files, even without
> > a power outage (as has been previously discussed on this list).

> I don't remember ever reading anything about that, either here or on
> linux-kernel. Without plenty of evidence I will just not believe ext2
> can corrupt be corrupted if there is no forced shutdown (kernel crash or
> hardware/power failure).

It won't be currupted, but your files will end up in lost+found.

Just run the Postfix fsstone utility

    ./fsstone -cr 10000 10000

and hit RESET in the middle of a run.

        Wietse