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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by tobyv on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 00:56 UTC in reply to "."
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And what is this fsck supposed to check and fix? As soon as somebody can answer this a fsck tool wil be made i think.


Fixing/detecting corrupted SHA256 block hashes for the deduplication feature, for one. I've relied on file systems in the past that worked on a similar concept.

Nothing more terrifying than learning that a block of the root fs has a hash of zero!

The fs will need to be offline and the hash values are metadata, so it falls into the 'fsck' category IMHO.

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