Subject: Re: Nightmare File Corruptions with 1.6Q - FFS?
To: Martin Weber <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/12/2003 02:59:20
On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 08:15:16AM +0200, Martin Weber wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:04:19PM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 07:01:32PM -0600, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> > > Sean Davis <>  wrote:
> > >  > The files I lost were mostly e-mail and other things I never determined the
> > >  > type of, because 'out of space in lost+found' (which was BS, there is plenty
> > >  > of space on that filesystem, and running fsck in interactive mode for
> > > 
> > > It probably ran out of pre-allocated directory entries.
> > So? it asks if you want to increase the size when you run it in interactive
> > mode, it should assume you do if running with -y.
> > 
> No it doesn't. I've nuked my whole xpmicons with some other, X-related
> files due to the lack of size in lost+found after a power failure (some
> sucker stole my stage fuse). And some other stuff which I assumely never
> know because it did not happen to be recorded by mtree :)

It does clearly ask, at least it asked me, if I wanted to increase the size
of lost+found. But only in interactive mode. -y spammed the screen so badly
I couldn't tell if it was ever increasing it, but I saw it say it didn't
have enough space hundreds of times while waiting for it to unf*ck the
partition it had f*cked up in the first place.

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