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    SubjectRe: extremely odd FS decay in 2.0.32
    "Brian H. Trammell" <> writes:

    > I'm seeing some very, very odd behavior in an e2fs under RedHat's 2.0.32
    > kernel (stock 2.0.32 +teardrop +f00f, I believe). For a while, I've
    > watched inodes just disappear from underneath me, giving me errors such as
    > EXT2-fs warning (device 03:02): ext2_free_inode: bit already cleared for
    > inode 41131
    > Listing the file (ls -li) gives the following:
    > 41131 ?--------- 0 root root 0 Dec 31 1969 downtown-freedom-640.jpg
    > The data in the file is, of course, gone. Attempts to edit with vi return
    > "downtown-freedom-640 is not a file".
    > I have heard theories relating this to flaky hardware (the same sort of
    > memory insanity that makes the happy sig11 possible), and am running
    > kernel compiles nonstop to see if I can get a sig11 to show up (nothing
    > after three compiles, will keep trying.)

    this is the same thing that happens to me (version as in the signature)
    the file(s) involved are always the same: /usr/sbin/pppd (which is a
    soft link to /usr/sbin/pppd-2.3.3), /usr/sbin/statnet, named-xfer,

    I've learned to keep a copy in another directory, so far...



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