Subject: Re: fsck_ffs fix
To: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/25/2003 09:02:04
On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 10:57:34PM +0200, Frank van der Linden wrote:
| I just fixed a bug in fsck_ffs that would cause it, when finding a
| problem and clearing an inode, to clear the next inode as well.
| I introduced the bug by accidentally reversing an if-else in
| the UFS2 merge.
| If the wiped inode happened to allocated, this would cause symptoms
| like 'bad filedescriptor' errors, when the file was next accessed.
| This may have gone unnoticed for a while, since fsck would have
| marked the filesystems clean.
This could explain my lapdog's recent lossage of ~ 20MB of files on an
ffs file system when I was certain that I was running a "good" post-ufs2
kernel + fsck_ffs ...
[ Fortunately, I had been using rdiff-backup to backup my laptop on a
regular basis, so I just extracted a recent "increment", and used
"rsync -n" to help me determine what changed.
mmm, pkgsrc/sysutils/rdiff-backup ]