Subject: Re: LFS partition limitations
To: Phil Nelson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/2000 13:03:36
On Tue, Oct 03, 2000 at 03:58:51PM -0700, Phil Nelson wrote:
> >I've yet to see a
> >NetBSD system requiring a manual fsck after an unclean shutdown (other than
> >because of hardware issues).
> Well, I have.  I see about 2 a year on my NetBSD/pc532.  It typically
> happens when I'm doing a build and have a power failure.  It happened
> a couple of weeks ago on 1.5ALPHA.  It looks like /tmp gets messed up.
> I can do a "fsck -y /dev/xxx" and have it back.  Most of the power
> fails come back just fine.  Also, I have not lost anything critical in
> power fail manual fsck situations.

Hum, maybe there's issue with write caching on the disk side ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.