Subject: Re: FFS reliability problems
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/18/2002 19:43:55
On Sat, May 18, 2002 at 01:05:14PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> >> Presumably not all deleted files would be re-linked -- only those
> >> that some application still had open at the time of the crash.
> > Or binary that was still executed.  This can lead to a lot of files
> > in case of e.g a crash following a system upgrade.
> True.  Presumably one wouldn't use -z in a case like that.  (Though in
> my experience there are usually only two or three files that do that,
> probably sh and init and maybe getty.  Maybe I leave less stuff running
> during my upgrades than you do.)

Well, I've done it on lives servers :)

Manuel Bouyer <>