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May
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comment Ext4 - How to enable extra sanity, checksums, validations, tests of any kind?
Except you can't do while the FS is mounted and scanning for bad blocks is slow as molasses so it's not really a viable option....
May
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comment Ext4 - How to enable extra sanity, checksums, validations, tests of any kind?
@MartinvonWittich The issue with SMART is you need to know what you're looking for backblaze and they don't necessarily tell you much google: "Our analysis identifies several parameters from the drive’s self monitoring facility (SMART) that correlate highly with failures. Despite this high correlation, we conclude that models based on SMART parameters alone are unlikely to be useful for predicting individual drive failures."
May
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comment Ext4 - How to enable extra sanity, checksums, validations, tests of any kind?
@MartinvonWittich The drive could, or not but if data get corrupted while being transmitted between the drive and the disk controller, drive internal CRC checks don't buy you anything... So yes, CRC at the FS level is a nice feature to have.
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answered How to set an xmodmap file for the session manager (or at least SLiM) because of a broken physical key
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comment Is there a simple linux command that will tell me what my display manager is?
@Let_Me_Be True but then most of the time, your window manager is tied to your display manager... How often do you use gnome window managerwith kde and vice-versa? And it actually works because gdm/kdm/whatever allow you to select your display manager, meaning reading the configuration file like you mentioned doesn't work if you don't use the provided default...
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