Subject: Re: kern/21296: more file corruption since UFS2
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gregory McGarry <email@example.com>
Date: 04/24/2003 20:25:58
> >Number: 21296
> >Category: kern
> >Synopsis: another random(?) lock in current, and more corrupted files
> >Confidential: no
> >Severity: critical
> >Priority: high
> >Responsible: kern-bug-people
> >State: open
> >Class: sw-bug
> >Submitter-Id: net
> >Arrival-Date: Thu Apr 24 00:09:00 UTC 2003
> >Originator: dive
> >Release: NetBSD 1.6R
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> System: NetBSD eros 1.6R NetBSD 1.6R (EROS) #478: Wed Apr 23 19:45:01 EDT 2003 dive@eros:/sys/arch/i386/compile/EROS i386
> Architecture: i386
> Machine: i386
> this has happened before, but not to programs, just a temp file or two.
> The machine locked up hard, I suspect due to something thats happened since
> ffs2 went in, because i haven't had so many problems at once ever with
> netbsd except for post-ffs2-import.
> <dive@eros(/home/dive)> % bbkeys
> /usr/X11R6/bin/bbkeys: Permission denied.
> Exit 1
> <dive@eros(/home/dive)> % ls -l `which bbkeys`
> ls: Command: No such file or directory
> ls: bbkeys:: No such file or directory
> ls: found.: No such file or directory
> ls: not: No such file or directory
> Exit 1
> <dive@eros(/home/dive)> % ls -l /usr/X11R6/bin/bbkeys
> ls: /usr/X11R6/bin/bbkeys: Bad file descriptor
> Exit 1
> <dive@eros(/home/dive)> %
I think it is because ffs1_din is not being cleared during allocation.
Before ufs2 went in, memset() on the inode would have also cleared the
Quite a few file-systems will exhibit this problem.
-- Gregory McGarry <firstname.lastname@example.org>