Ticket #43892

single filesystem-health-checking tool

Open Date: 2022-02-17 19:40 Last Update: 2022-02-18 02:31

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currently SvarDOS comes with two filesystem-checking tools:

CHKDSK (real-mode, Turbo C)

DOSFSCK (ported from GNU via DJGPP, hence protected-mode)

CHKDSK is limited to FAT16, ie. it has no support for FAT32 filesystems, while DOSFSCK is much more powerful but requires a 386+ CPU. This means that pre-386 computers are left with nothing to check their FAT32 partitions.

The need would be to have a single tool that is both 8086-compatible and FAT32-aware at the same time. MSDOS had scandisk that was able to achieve that, so it's certainly possible. It would also be clearer to users to have a single tool instead of two.

Ticket History (2/2 Histories)

2022-02-17 19:40 Updated by: mateuszviste
  • New Ticket "single filesystem-health-checking tool" created
2022-02-18 02:31 Updated by: bttr
  • Component Update from (None) to packages
  • Type Update from Bugs to Feature Requests

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