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Date:	Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:16:40 +0000
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Abhishek Rai <>,,,
Subject: Re: [CALL FOR TESTING] Make Ext3 fsck way faster [2.6.24-rc6 -mm

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 01:15:33PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> They won't fsck in planned downtimes.  They will have to use fsck when
> the shit hits the fan and they need to.   Not sure about ext3, but big
> XFS user with a close tie to the US goverment were concerned about this
> case for really big filesystems and have sponsored speedup including
> multithreading xfs_repair.  I'm pretty sure the same arguments apply
> to ext3, even if the filesystems are a few magnitudes smaller.

And to add to that thanks to the not quite optimal default of
peridocially checking that I alwasy forget to turn off on test machines
an ext3 fsck speedup would be in my personal interested, and probably
that of tons of developers :)
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