Subject: Re: fsck fscked-up my filesystem
To: Mike Pumford <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/18/2001 17:01:35
On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 07:40:21PM +0100, Mike Pumford wrote:
> > 
> > Symptoms: system crashes leaving filesystem not unmounted cleanly.  Fsck 
> > -p runs and complains that it can't do the job, run manually;  run 
> > manually manythings seem broken (the whole of my /usr partition ended up 
> > in lost+found); forcibly run fsck again and the file-system still seems 
> > broken (this is repeatable).  Back off to old kernel; fsck fixes disks ok 
> > (though they are still messed up by the first fsck run).
> > 
> You are not alone. I lost my root filesystem in an incident similar to this. I 
> would have sworn that I was working with an fsck and kernel that were in sync. 
> However maybe I caught the anoncvs server at the wrong moment. All I can say 
> is that its a good thing I take backups :-). In my case fsck was throwing 
> Segmentation faults as well as failing to fix the file system. I have been 
> trying to figure out what was going on so I could file a PR.

Please do. The more information you can provide, especially
reproducible information, the better.

I've been attempting to reproduce the problems that a couple of people
have been reporting, with no avail (so far). (I'll post my results