How to cleanup dangling (unable to be retrieved) files entirely?

dormando dormando at
Fri Feb 1 06:54:43 UTC 2008

I don't know offhand if fsck will actually look for fid files which 
don't have any rows in the 'file' table. Well, I'm pretty confident it 
doesn't. If you end up with three rows in file_on that's what it'll look 
for. It won't do a desperate search across all of the devices unless 
it's lost a file's data entirely.


Jared Klett wrote:
> 	I believe 'mogadm fsck' should take care of this. Dormando or Mark, feel free to correct me.
> 	On our MogileFS cluster, I run 'mogadm fsck start' at 2 AM and 'mogadm fsck stop' at 7 AM, via cron. So far, it's found a good number of quirks (and fixed them, I assume) from looking at the log ('mogadm fsck printlog').
> 	I'd be interested to hear how other people are using fsck and what their results are.
> cheers,
> - Jared

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