Subject: re: wd.c crashes/hard errors
To: None <,>
From: Marc Wandschneider <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/10/1994 07:11:44
| From: Dirk Steinberg  <netmail!>
| This makes me hope that my drive is not physically damaged (or
| low-level un-formatted). The error message is really weired, though.
| As I said, this is the third time this has happened to me, and the
| Quantum is my only drive! So your workaround won't work for me...
| I also wonder why the crashes are so bad that even fsck in manual mode
| cannot repair them. On any other Unix system that uses BSD ufs/fsck
| I've seen, you lose at most a few files after a crash. The kernel must
| be doing something really horrible when it crashes; just not syncing
| all buffers cannot be the cause.

	i don't know what the problem is, but it has -never- been simple
	enough that i've been able to recover a partition by fsck.  i've
	always had to reformat and re-install the root partiiton
	[amazingly enough, it's always been only the root partition that
	dies---all other partitions are perfectly fine....]

	somebody once posted that it looked like it was off by 4 inodes
	somewhere, or exactly 512 bytes...  didn't really understand how
	that could possibly happen though, since i don't understand the
	driver/buffering mechanism...

						marc 'em.