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Re: When should I replay a journal ?

From: John Gilmore
Subject: Re: When should I replay a journal ?
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 19:32:30 -0700

> The paranoia in me is inclined to say: strongly encourage the user
> to reboot and get OSX to replay the journal.  Unless you are
> really confident about how safe your journal replay code is.

I agree.

For one thing, it's so hard to find disk drives that have a working
write-protect jumper these days, that the software had damn well
better not write to the drive unless you really do ask it to.  A user
command to "check" the disk should NEVER involve writing to it!!!

A user command to merely open the disk (e.g. to print the partition
table or the type of partition installed) should also NEVER write
to the disk.


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