regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Sep 27 20:37:37 UTC 2007

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 16:17:43 -0400 Phillip Susi <psusi at> wrote:
>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.  
>> 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.
Dunno.  I was  just answering your "Why not ReiserFS?" question.

Scott K 

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