File system checks for journalling file systems

Ian Molton spyro at
Mon Sep 20 14:00:52 PDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 10:56:29 -0700
"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at> wrote:

> When you say "journalling filesystems" you are referring to ext3, but 
> there are others. XFS and JFS are also journalling, and do not have
> this "forced check" functionality at all. Running fsck on them is
> always a no-op.

Thats one reason I dont use XFS / JFS / etc.

I dont like the idea that my data could have been silently corrupted and
that I wont ever find out until I access it - although a check once
every month or two is all I find necessary.

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