Subject: Re: inode lossage, possible ffs corruption
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: George Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 10/13/2006 19:42:56
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 11:30:30 -0700
Stephen Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This is a bit weird. I've submitted a PR on this, but I thought I'd
> just go ahead and post here to see
> if anyone has seen this.
> I'm on 2.1 because its stable and I need to remain on it until 3.x or
> 4.x are at least as stable.
> I swapped out a few 36.4GB disks that were in production for about 3
> years with new 73.8GB drives.
> I've had inodes become seemingly exhausted with only a few days of
> use. If I unmount the drive, force
> and fsck, it goes sane again. Has anyone else seen this? Is this
> isolated to the alpha port?
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It probably doesn't help much but I did see something very similar on my
Sparc 20 running 2.0.2. This was not long after I had installed the
system, so probably a year or more ago, and fsck recovered the missing
inodes as in your case. The system has been running more or less
continuously since then (it's my mail/dns/dhcpd server) without any
further inode problems so I never investigated further.