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Slow ext4 fsck

Why fsck is so slow on ext4 filesystem? I was always using reiserfs or xfs and with those systems fsck was really fast, just few seconds. Now i decided to give a try ext4 but i'm dissapointed that ...
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How do I recover from a failed fsck?

I ran fsck and now my Linux server (Oracle Enterprise Linux (a Red Hat derivitave)) will not boot. The old blocks are in the lost+found folder. How do I get the box working again without rebuilding? ...
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Running out of memory running fsck on large filesystems

I look after an old Debian linux box (running etch) with only 512 MB of RAM, but a lot of external storage attached. One ext3 filesystem is 2.7 TB in size, and fsck can't check it, because it runs ...