Subject: Re: fsck_lfs not actually fixing anything. :-(
To: None <>
From: Paul Mather <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/14/2002 14:19:45
On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 06:53:08PM +0100, Bert Kiers wrote:
=> On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 11:29:59AM -0500, Paul Mather wrote:
=> > # fsck_lfs -d -y /dev/rsd1c
=> You cannot use the c partition, it is the whole disk by definition.
=> Use disklabel to make (for example) an e partition that is the
=> whole disk and make that the 4.4LFS type. Newfs that. The fstype of
=> the c partition should be 'unused'.

LFS doesn't use component labels, so I don't see why using partition c
should present any serious problem.  It hasn't before, and it didn't
cause a problem when I had the c partition as an FFS filesystem
before.  (Also, I don't understand why making an e partition covering
the whole disk [using the same start and end sectors as the c
partition] would be any different---other than stylistically---than
just using c.)

Anyway, I think I discovered the problem.  Looking closer at the
fsck_lfs output, there is this at the end:

# fsck_lfs -d -y /dev/rsd1c
** /dev/rsd1c
sb0 sn=12711, sb1 sn=12711
25581 files, 254780 used, 0 free
The following duplicate blocks remain: 2231,

So, it seems that my LFS file system was simply corrupted beyond
the ability of fsck_lfs to repair. :-(

(Sorry for the false alarm, folks!)

I guess I'll be switching back to FFS for that file system.  (Is
anyone using LFS long term, here?  I've always had reliability or
performance problems whenever I've used it.)




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