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RE: fsck and newfs problem

I had a problem with both 2.4 and 2.5 with files seeming to be corrupted,
and severe damage to the file systems after it crashed. fsck would
occasionally dump core also. I enabled ffs_softupdates and it fixed it...
Maybe try that?

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Emre wrote:

> On 13-Sep-99 Ashley M wrote:
> > Does anyone else get fsck or newfs to crash? Or can newfs a partion then
> > fsck it and have the file system be corrupted?
> > 
> > For some reason this happens to me all the time with my second drive. It's
> > very irritating since I need that space for ports and such, yet I cannot
> > count on being able to recover the partitions. Actually, I can't even
> > count on the file system to be stable enought for me to copy files onto
> > it. When I fsck a partition it gives me a Segmentation fault after step 5
> > and when I newfs occasionly I get a Memory fault after it has finished
> > writing the backup superblocks.
> I had that once with OpenBSD 2.4, it did the exact same thing.  Fsck would just
> core dump and stop.  I was unable to repair the file system and had to format
> and reinstall the operating system.  I don't know what advice I could give you
> because I couldn't save my disk either :(
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