On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 03:21:45PM +0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 1999 at 03:29:00AM +0200, Ulf Carlsson wrote:
> > This is *really* annoying, I can't do anything without getting interrupted
> > by some bug on the Indy. I can't stand this file corruption. I just lost
> > an entire directory. This isn't because of crashes, stuff just vanish, or
> > gets corrupted without any reason. I for example had a gzipped patch, I
> > decompressed it and I got a lot of junk in the middle of the file.
> Question, is this effect repeatable, that is if you decompress the file a
> second time, will you still see the filesystem corruption? The latter would
> mean that the data decompressed data get corrupted on the fly and the SCSI
> driver isn't involved. Or does the gzip'ed file itself already contain the
> corrupted data?
Since the file is decompressed without warnings I assume that the scp went fine.
Anyhow, when I had decompressed the file I got corruption in the middle of the
patch. The corruption affected only a couple of lines, 10 or so.
The problems I experience are not repeatable. Everything went smooth after a
reboot. I usually reboot the machine when it's messing with me, that helps. At
least for a while.
> And under which kernel version did this start to happen?
2.2.1 I think.
> Could you resend me your hinv output?
Unfortunately I don't have IRIX. However, I have a 133 MHz R4600 CPU with 512 k
board cache. I have two 1 Gb SCSI driver connected.
> > Earlier today the cached version of /lib/libpam_misc.so.0.64 was corrupted
> > or something, and corrupted ELF headers were reported. A reboot fixed that
> > one.
> It seems that you observe similar problems like me. For me however the
> problem has just vanished and was rare anyway.
They're rare for me as well, but I've had a couple in just a few days now.
Maybe the file corruption became heavier since 2.3.6?
> I understand that very well. Btw, I started to store important stuff on NFS.
I can't stand NFS. Files, or entire directories vanish from ls, but I may still
open them if I specify their names directly. I think I've been talking to you
about this before.