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Date:   Thu, 23 Feb 2023 22:47:05 -0500
From:   "Theodore Ts'o" <>
To:     zhanchengbin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] lib/ext2fs: add some msg for io error

On Thu, Feb 23, 2023 at 05:01:11PM +0800, zhanchengbin wrote:
> Add msgs to show whether there is eio in fsck process, when write and
> fsync methods fail.
> Signed-off-by: zhanchengbin <>

The libext2fs is a *library*.  As such, well designed libraries do not
randomly write to stderr.  Consider what might happen if there was a
curses based program that was calling libext2fs --- for example, like
the ext2ed program.  Writing random errors to stderr is just *rude*.   :-)

If what you're worried about errors from e2fsck, it's also not
necessary, since that's what the error handler callback is for.


					- Ted

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