John Vines. The issue here is that we're in this situation where, in order for this tool to support the root table as well as the metadata table, we need to define how these additional options apply to the root table. One option is to leave the --fix option as is, and only apply to the metadata table, because applying to the root table is too dangerous and ill-advised. Another option is to extend the --fix option to attempt to fix the root table as well. The third option is to remove it entirely, so it will not work for either table, because it's too dangerous.
Making this tool more comprehensive and useful, with more informed fixes to specific problems, is outside the scope of this ticket. John McNamee and I were only looking at how best to fit the root table in to satisfy this ticket.