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@@ -16,7 +16,10 @@ and metadata blocks from all devices and verify checksums. Automatically repair
corrupted blocks if there's a correct copy available.
NOTE: Scrub is not a filesystem checker (fsck) and does not verify nor repair
-structural damage in the filesystem.
+structural damage in the filesystem. It really only checks checksums of of data
+and tree blocks, it doesn't ensure the content of tree blocks is valid and
+consistent. There's some validation performed when metadata blocks are read
+from disk but it's not extensive and cannot substitute full 'btrfs check' run.
The user is supposed to run it manually or via a periodic system service. The
recommended period is a month but could be less. The estimated device bandwidth