regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Phillip Susi psusi at
Thu Sep 27 20:17:43 UTC 2007

Scott Kitterman wrote:
> ReiserFS is effectively unmaintained.  I've switched from ReiserFS to Ext3 for 
> my installs too.  While it works well now, bitrot seems inevitable.  
> Scott K
> Note: This has nothing to do with an legal issues the developers have.  The 
> Reiser devs have been focused on ResierFS4 for quite some time.

The point though, is still valid; reiserfs doesn't bother forcing a disk 
check every n mounts, so why does ext3 still do this?  I think these 
days the kernel is bug free enough and hardware is generally reliable 
enough that we can drop the forced fsck by default.

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