Subject: port-sparc64/37485: corrupted ffs
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/06/2007 13:05:00
>Number:         37485
>Category:       port-sparc64
>Synopsis:       corrupted ffs
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-sparc64-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 06 13:05:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Salvador Fandino
>Release:        3.1.1, 4.0-RC5
I have installed (several times) NetBSD 3.1.1 and 4.0_RC5 on two SunBlade 100 machines. They have 14.5GB disks that I am partitioning as

  13.5GB -> / (FFSv1)
  1GB -> swap 

The file system keeps getting corrupted time after time. Usually, errors  already appear while installing. I can reinstall the failed sets an get the machines working, but there are files with their content corrupted and other filesystem errors.

Besides that, the machines seems quite stable and I have been able to use several applications without any problem, so it doesn't look like caused by a defective RAM or other hardware problem, and I have tested it in two different machines with the same result.

I was able to run FreeBSD 6.2 on these machines also without problems