Linked by Pobrecito Hablador on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 21:19 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris One of the advantages of ZFS is that it doesn't need a fsck. Replication, self-healing and scrubbing are a much better alternative. After a few years of ZFS life, can we say it was the correct decision? The reports in the mailing list are a good indicator of what happens in the real world, and it appears that once again, reality beats theory. The author of the article analyzes the implications of not having a fsck tool and tries to explain why he thinks Sun will add one at some point.
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fsck isn't the end all of file system repair
by jrash on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 22:15 UTC
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I doubt that a ZFS fsck would be able to recover the trashed file systems in those posts/bug reports. File systems like Ext2/3 have simple designs that can be easily repaired by an fsck, however ZFS is an extremely complex file system and I don't see what an fsck would do that the file system doesn't do already.

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