fsck_ffs patch testers wanted

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Fri Oct 1 06:48:40 PDT 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Don Lewis wrote:

> On 30 Sep, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> Would you be willing to post a 4.x version of this, or send me one, that I
>> can test, since I'm the one that seems lucky to get the "glacially slow"
>> fsck's :(
> I was planning on posting a 4.x version sometime after I did the commit
> to -CURRENT and it had time to get well exercised by the masses.  My
> plan is to allow about a month of testing between the commit to -CURRENT
> and the MFC.
>> Also, some sort of "what I should be watching for" would be nice, if
>> anything ... I've got my remote techs "trained" so that they can get me
>> into single user mode so that I can watch fsck using ctl-t, so I can
>> install this as a seperate fsck and manually test it as required ...
> Things to watch out for are fsck going berzerk and deleting all your
> files.  The behaviour should be the same as the unpatched version of
> fsck other than the worst case time it takes to get through pass 4.
> I just cranked out the 4.x patch below.  I've only given it some light
> testing, mostly just running versions of fsck with and without the patch
> in read-only mode (-n option) on the same file system and comparing the
> fsck output.  I've done this on a clean file system, and one with some
> minor inconsistencies.

I'm almost due for a crash, its been ~25days since the last one, so should 
be able to test it 'real soon now' :)

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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