Subject: Re: FSCK fails after a crash
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/15/2005 21:46:12
On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 05:14:59PM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 10:29:38PM +0200, Vincent wrote:
> > Eric,
> > 
> > okay, what you suggest is just that this is a normal behaviour after a 
> > *bad* crash, and not related to whatever hidden upgrade of the FFS code. 
> > I'll make a backup of whatever is important and start over.
> 	Well, no, it's not normal behaviour, unless by "bad crash" you mean
> "corrupt data was written to the disk".  I don't think just pulling
> the plug should cause this kind of error.

But, in fact, with IDE disks with write caching turned on, it can.

 Thor Lancelot Simon	                            

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