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Date:	Wed, 16 Jan 2008 00:08:08 -0500
From:	Valdis.Kletnieks@...edu
To:	ric@....com
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Abhishek Rai <abhishekrai@...gle.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, rohitseth@...gle.com,
	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [CALL FOR TESTING] Make Ext3 fsck way faster [2.6.24-rc6 -mm patch]

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:09:16 EST, Ric Wheeler said:
> I actually think that the value of this kind of reduction is huge. We 
> have seen fsck run for days (not just hours) which makes the "restore 
> from backup" versus "fsck" decision favor the tapes...

Funny thing is that for many of these sorts of cases, "restore from backup"
is *also* a "days" issue unless you do a *lot* of very clever planning
ahead to be able to get multiple tape drives moving at the same time while
not causing issues at the receiving end either....




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