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Old 12-07-2017, 04:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ss1100 View Post
What you're saying makes a lot of sense, but gparted isn't aware of the logical partition when booted as liveusb (iso) and I'm not sure how else to be able to run a check on the partition containing / because it's mounted...

[root@localhost ~]# xfs_repair -n /dev/mapper/centos-root
xfs_repair: /dev/mapper/centos-root contains a mounted and writable filesystem

fatal error -- couldn't initialize XFS library
EDIT: I am attempting to do this again after finding how to boot in single user mode.
The reason why live-cds exists. So you can file system check a not mounted file system.

XFS is not that bad, quite outdated and old, and very slow in comparison with ext3 in my point of view.


slight hint, always have enough inodes => tune2fs

tune2fs is not that bad to check how you have setup your file systems, or adjust it a bit.

and only because guys say xfs is awesome just do not use it. same with apple phones.
stick to the stuff the mayority uses, and thats as of now ext4.


I doubt you can do any file system checks on any linux file system when it is mounted. was always the case.


File system checks are overrated. i nuke my file system every 5 weeks. Linux has no tool for fragmentation. During my backup process the file systems are nuked, the faster wipe approach.
When you can not trust your file systems you are doomed anyway. => data corruption as in the old days with suse 6.2 and the buggy reiserfs.

Last edited by _roman_; 12-07-2017 at 04:41 PM.
Old 12-07-2017, 06:14 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by _roman_ View Post
Linux has no tool for fragmentation.
It would have had one many moons ago if there was a real rather than imaginary need. FOSS filesystems used as recommended and born in the past couple of decades or more avoid the need.


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