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Date:      Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:00:33 +0800
From:      Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist@alogt.com>
To:        Yuri <yuri@rawbw.com>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: "fsck -y /" keeps saying "Disk is still dirty" no matter how many times I run it
Message-ID:  <20160113190033.5e40842a@X220.alogt.com>
In-Reply-To: <56902DB8.9080907@rawbw.com>
References:  <569017FF.9060509@rawbw.com> <20160108211722.71ab0408.freebsd@edvax.de> <56902DB8.9080907@rawbw.com>

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Hi,

On Fri, 8 Jan 2016 13:44:24 -0800
Yuri <yuri@rawbw.com> wrote:

> On 01/08/2016 12:17, Polytropon wrote:
> > This seems to indicate a massive file system defect. Using
> > "fsck -fy /" enables fsck to use its full spectrum of repair

you must run fsck on th eunmounted device to get the best result.

> > (in comparison to -p "preen mode"). Check if_the same_  problems
> > re-appear. In this case, they could not be fixed properly
> > and the file system won't get the "clean" indicator.  
> 
> I had to run 'fsck -fy' ~10 more times until the problem is gone.
> 
> First time that I saw such an extensive damage.

It was just sume which is hard to fix on mounted device.

Erich
> 
> Thank you,
> Yuri
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