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Re: filesystem sprouting impossibly large files
On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 05:43:32PM -0500, Ing. Daniel Manrique
> For about 2 weeks, when we upgraded our server's hard disk, our
> openbsd system has been experiencing file system corruption.
> I'm thinking about biting the bullet and upgrading to 3.3 in the
> next few days, maybe that will help with my problem?
I really, really doubt it. The whole thing is screaming,
``HARDWARE!'' to me. Troubleshooting could be a problem, but I'd
start with disabling DMA on the drive. Double-checking that the
cables are undamaged and plugged in properly and there's no
corrosion on the connectors would be a good idea, too. If the
vendor offers something like IBM's ``Drive Fitness Test,'' run it
(or give IBM's tool a try if the vendor doesn't). Also be sure to
disable the drive's write cache (the read cache is okay).
With FFS, things like this Just Don't Happen (TM). That, combined
with the fact that it started after you changed hardware....
Did you keep the receipt for the new drive?
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