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Date:   Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:11:13 +0100
From:   Reindl Harald <h.reindl@...lounge.net>
To:     Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>
Cc:     Lukas Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>, tytso@....edu,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] e2scrub: create a script to scrub all ext*
 filesystems


Am 13.03.2018 um 18:08 schrieb Andreas Dilger:
> On Mar 13, 2018, at 10:36 AM, Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@...cle.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 07:23:44AM +0100, Lukas Czerner wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 09:14:53AM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
>>>> From: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@...cle.com>
>>>>
>>>> Create an e2scrub_all command to find all ext* filesystems
>>>> and run an online scrub against them all.
>>>
>>> Sorry for not bringing that up before, by why don't we have
>>>
>>> e2scrub -a
>>>
>>> instead of this ? Wouldn't it be better to have just one tool ?
>>
>> I'd rather have two simple tools that each do one thing ("scrub this
>> ext4 lvm volume") ("find all ext4 lvm volumes and run scrub") than
>> combine them into one less cohesive tool.  There's precedence here with
>> fsck.$fstype and fsck, where the first one performs an offline check of a
>> single filesystem and the second one (if you fsck -A) finds all the
>> individual filesystems and feeds them through fsck.$fstype.  In the
>> longer term it probably makes sense to set up a fsscrub wrapper to
>> invoke the fs-specific scrub tools.
>>
>> Though now that I think about that, e2scrub probably ought to take a
>> mount point and translate that into a lvm volume, which makes
>> e2scrub_all mostly a dumb iterator of /proc/mounts.
> 
> Except that won't scrub offline volumes, nor will all mounted ext4
> filesystems be LVs that can be scrubbed, so I don't think that is
> an improvement

why is that at all limited to ext4 on top of LVM?

both layers should not need to know from each other - feels not that 
good for the long term having different paths of code depending on the 
underlying block layer (raw-disk, mdraid, lvm, lvm-on-mdraid...)

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