Subject: Re: FSCK fails after a crash
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/2005 21:46:12
On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 05:14:59PM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 10:29:38PM +0200, Vincent wrote:
> > Eric,
> > okay, what you suggest is just that this is a normal behaviour after a
> > *bad* crash, and not related to whatever hidden upgrade of the FFS code.
> > I'll make a backup of whatever is important and start over.
> Well, no, it's not normal behaviour, unless by "bad crash" you mean
> "corrupt data was written to the disk". I don't think just pulling
> the plug should cause this kind of error.
But, in fact, with IDE disks with write caching turned on, it can.
Thor Lancelot Simon email@example.com
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