Subject: Re: FS clean bit, is it reliable?
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/1995 18:49:12
>I'm a little concerned about another aspect of fsck(8).
>I don't think I've ever seen it place files in lost+found (though II

Oh, *believe* me... it *does* place files in lost+found. ;-)

I found this out the hard way when I had a drive that was slowly
dying.  I would experience random disk rot.  Every time I would
reboot, I'd have a whole pile of files and/or directories that I had
to dig out of lost+found and put back where they belonged.  It got so
bad that I started putting files in each dir named the dir name, with
the text of the dir name in them, so if the whole dir got put into
lost+found, I could quickly figure out which one it was when I put it


  Michael L. VanLoon                       
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