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comment targeting a specific block with e2fsck to shorten wait
It did end my dilemma. I did not have to find a way to shorten fsck's runtime. Maybe not strictly an answer, but neither is mdpc's. If someone would like to address the issue of directing fsck towards the specific block/group it's complaining about, I'd be happy to upvote their answer. Otherwise all I was finding on Google was about people having to wait days or weeks.
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comment targeting a specific block with e2fsck to shorten wait
It may have been related to a RAID disk (in a RAID5 array, so it should not have affected the data as visible to the OS, IMU) that needed replacing. It's been replaced and the array has rebuilt itself, but unfortunately, the replacement occurred hours of production data after the last backup. If the filesystem is broken so easily yet so difficult to fix, do people really rely on it in production?
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comment targeting a specific block with e2fsck to shorten wait
@jordanm, that's a good point. I'm not sure we do have a BBU on it--it's a lower-end DL380 G5, so probably not. If write caching is enabled by default, then we probably ended up with this disaster recipe...so that's helpful for future avoidance, but my question still stands, because I'm not the only one, according to Google, that faces running fsck for weeks and gives up. I may be the only one dumb enough to face this on a production server that needs to be going by Monday morning, but...
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