At 22:48 5-12-2001 -0800, Dan Hollis wrote:
On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Seth Mos wrote:
> At 13:40 5-12-2001 -0800, Dan Hollis wrote:
> >On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Simon Matter wrote:
> > > Dan Hollis schrieb:
> > > > How can one xfs_check/xfs_repair a root filesystem?
> > > Boot from a bootable CD and perform the repair on the unmounted
> > > filesystem.
> > > Have a look at this http://lbt.linuxcare.com/index.epl
> >Seems a bit ridiculous to have to install a CDrom just to fsck the root
> Install what? You don't install anything. You just boot from the CD, fix
> stuff and then reboot.
Takes a while to install a cdrom drive...
I always carry one around when I am going to maintain a server. I have a
server at a colo which doesn't have a cdrom drive either. I just take one
with me when I go there.
I am forced to take the machine out of the rack anyways if I am going do
something to it.
But fixing a corrupt fs while the system is online is not reassuring for me
> It takes a bit more time yes, but 5 minutes at most of the corruption is
> not serious.
Seems a bit silly to have to do it at all, I can see this being a 'show
stopper' bug for some.
For some yes.
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.