Paul Askins wrote:
> I dropped to single user at the weekend to do a reiserfsck.
I've had some recent and deeply unhappy experiences with reiserfsck. It
did far, far more damage than good. Practically every file on the
partition came back with an md5sum error on an rpm --verify. I won't be
using reiserfs again for a long while. ext3 maybe. XFS a possibility too.
To test the physical disk & interface, the best thing to do is create a
large file with data dd'd from /dev/urandom. It's a bit slow so create
one or two smaller files and cat them repeatedly to create a larger
file. md5sum that and scribble it down, then dd the data to and from the
disk (to a raw /dev/hda type device, /dev/hda1 partition, or a file
within the filesystem depending on how much damage you want to do),
md5summing all the way. No differences means no problem.
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