Subject: Re: kern/21060: ufs looks like it's mighty hosed
To: Geoff Wing <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/08/2003 12:44:31
On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 01:39:00AM +0000, Geoff Wing wrote:
> I had this happen to me too.  Killed half my /lib files (including libc),
> /sbin/init, etc. and AFAIK there was no way for me to specify a different
> init (like /rescue/init) through the bootstrap (on i386).  Luckily I had
> floppy drive and floppy disks around.  Then I rebuilt and installed the
> world and everything is going fine.  Note, because everything is going
> fine none of my filesystems (except the LFS ones) have been fsck'd (and
> the LFS ones get fsck'd every single time for some reason) and at the
> moment  fsck  is my main suspect.

I've been desperately trying to reproduce these problems on my test
system, but am failing miserably. It looks that if you get past the
trouble that a new fsck signals (i.e. let it delete a bunch of things),
then the problem doesn't come back.

- Frank

Frank van der Linden                                  
NetBSD. Free, Unix-like OS. > 45 different platforms.