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Fear of fsck

I've heard similar things in the past. The fear is that fsck will "make things worse". The system is running now, it's working (or at least mostly working), so why tempt fate? The mental analogy here seems to be one of going in for surgery and dying from the anesthesia.

Title Last Comment
Why does fsck need a scratch file?   2011/06/02 KenPorter
- Although fsck hasn't needed scratch files for a while, large disks are reopening that need. -

Fear of fsck   2011/06/02 KenPorter
- They were afraid to run fsck for several months - were their fears justified or were they being foolish? -

- File System Check. It's what the Unix world uses to put the file system right in the even of a crash. Windows has the same thing, they just don't call it fsck. But power off any Windows machine without shutting down properly and you'll see it run. -

(SCO Unix)Why can't fsck find my lost+found directory?  
- This is an old article about lost+found in SCO Unix and is only left here for historical purposes. -



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