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10.3: Force a file system check in single user mode
Authored by: diamondsw on Oct 30, '03 11:57:46AM

Journaling certainly makes it harder for directory corruption to occur, but it can still happen in certain instances (I had a corrupted superblock a while back, but nothing could fix that). For instance, a bug in the filesystem code could allow bad information to be written to the directory, and the journal wouldn't protect against that.

Your everyday run of the mill disk corruption will be avoided (usually caused by freezes and whatnot), but there are still cases where a journal is not bulletproof.

I don't know about fsck, but DiskWarrior is still your friend, even in these days of journaled file systems.

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