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Date:      Wed, 22 Jan 2003 19:18:44 +0100 (CET)
From:      Jan Srzednicki <winfried@student.agh.edu.pl>
To:        Garrett Wollman <wollman@lcs.mit.edu>
Cc:        current@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: background fsck did not create lost+found
Message-ID:  <Pine.GSO.4.44.0301221916470.22474-100000@student.uci.agh.edu.pl>
In-Reply-To: <200301221813.h0MIDUTF040121@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>

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On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> > Would that be a big problem to allow some fsck option not to erase all
> > these softupdates-pending inodes, but to put them in lost+found as usual?
>
> It certainly couldn't be done with the background fsck, because
> background fsck works on a snapshot and not the running filesystem;
> thus, it cannot make any allocations -- it can only deallocate things.

Still, in case you know some of your important files can be lost, you can
boot the system to single user and run foreground fsck.

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