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Re: large file?

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: large file?
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 02:19:05 -0500 (EST)

> Hmm....  It says the inode doesn't contain a file now.  (This is after
> a massive e2fsck run.  I had to kill -9 the filesystem)

If you ever want to debug any kind of ext2fs problem, you have to examine
the situation before running e2fsck.  It's the job of ext2fs to repair any
bogus state in the filesystem, though it ought to tell you about it when it
makes changes.  If you ran e2fsck and it produced a lot of output and you
asked us here for help debugging the problem without including all those
details, then, well, get stuffed--you know better than that.

Previously you mentioned an error in read_inode and didn't say anything at
all about the filesystem wedging or having to kill it.  I'm having a hard
time trying to get the facts straight.  Since it sounds like you've
thoroughly destroyed all the evidence, I'm not going to worry about trying
to investigate this particular instance.  If you have a similar occurrence
again, we'll need a whole lot more information preserved to have any hope
of figuring it out.

> Quick followup note: I just noticed that the e2fsprogs this Hurd has
> installed is over a year old.  That's probably a reasonable source of
> my problems.  *sigh*  sorry about this.

I don't know any reason to expect problems from an older e2fsprogs.

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