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Help deleting directory incorrectly marked as Block Special File
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Help deleting directory incorrectly marked as Block Special File
- From: "Tank (SPM)" <Tank_(_at_)_pg_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 20:13:43 -0600
- Mmdf-warning: Parse error in original version of preceding line at zephyr.ccrc.wustl.edu
We recently had our Newserver crash (INN v1.5.1) and the spool drive
failed to come back up, requiring a manual 'fsck'.
The wonderful operator on hand (no, it wasn't me) gave a 'fsck -y'.
The drive was scanned, and presumably repaired. However, a number of files
and directories (I think 3 in all) have been marked as Block Special Files
and assigned to device numbers which do not exist.
I can't delete these files, so I can't recreate the directory. This
in INN throttling anytime it receives a file which needs to be written
into the directory (which is now not seen as a directory).
Does anyone have any idea what I can do to get rid of these files aside
wiping the entire disk? All variations of 'rm' I have tried have failed.
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