Subject: Re: FFS reliability problems
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 05/18/2002 21:30:30
On Fri, 17 May 2002, der Mouse wrote:
# greywolf, out of curiosity, what was it that was keeping valuable data
# in an open-but-unlinked file?
Actually it was the GIMP. I had gone through the motions of saving a
file when it caused some sort of fault (I couldn't tell because there
was no way to get to the console/debugger from X).
It initiated the save to a zero-length file, then the system crashed,
I rebooted it, and fsck happily cleared all those blocks associated with
inodes that had no reference count.
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