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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RE: No need for fsck. Period.
by Kebabbert on Thu 5th Nov 2009 18:36 UTC in reply to "No need for fsck. Period."
Kebabbert
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2007-07-27

Two reasons:
"One: The user has never tried another filesystem that tests for end-to-end data integrity, so ZFS notices more problems, and sooner.

Two: If you lost data with another filesystem, you may have overlooked it and blamed the OS or the application, instead of the inexpensive hardware."

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