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SubjectRe: extremely odd FS decay in 2.0.32
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"Brian H. Trammell" <brian@altara.org> 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,
chat

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

Pf



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