Subject: Mysterious file disappearances?
To: None <netbsd-help@NetBSD.ORG, netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Colin BRADLEY <fox@CS.McGill.CA>
Date: 08/08/1995 03:28:10
This is really weird. I've got a 1.0 system running on a 486/66 16MB,
with an Ultrastor 34f driving a Seagate ST3600N and a Seagate
I have /scratch mounted on /dev/sd0f. Now and then (indeterminate
times, but *maybe* around 2:00am fsck) I lose a bunch of files
in the directory (even lost a recent set of -current tarfiles..).
At first it appeared to be just empty directories that would go,
but now it's actual files, too. Sometimes some files in a directory,
sometimes all, sometimes the directory too..
a) have a faulty drive?
b) have some sort of malicious program doing this?
c) send out for sandwiches?
d) have a breakin? (I *really* don't think so...) (The machine
is up on slip for a few hours a day, and I'm always here..)
And another thing - as far as I can tell, the problem is affecting
just the one partition, /scratch... This partition used to be /usr,
and was in use as such for about 5 months, with no problems at all.
What could be wrong?
Thanks for any pointers or assistance anyone can provide me with.
"I found an apple core *shoved* Colin Bradley
into the seat - I had to get a email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
screwdriver to get it out... " http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~fox