Re: uHm... what happened? :)
Here's another head scratcher....
My development machine (bo distribution, 2.0.21) had a runaway process
last night which caused it to go into a death spiral. I was trying to
build a debian package (for dwww) and something went horribly wrong.
I was running dpkg-buildpackage at the time, but I am not certain that
it cause the problem.
I had one process (I believe it was running perl) that I couldn't kill
even with kill -9. After the system load got up to about 20, I decided
to reboot the machine. I typed "reboot" in as root - but it wouldn't
fully shut down. I eventually had to resort to pressing the reset
button on the front of the machine.
When it rebooted, I had to manually run fsck on my root partition, and
quite a few files throughout the system were mutilated. I've since had
to reinstall tkgoodstuff and inn, and my cvs repository (ouch) -- and
I'm sure that there are hundreds of other munched up files scattered
thoughout the filesystem that I haven't encountered yet. Yuck. :-(
It looks like it'll be a day or two of work before everything's back
I wonder if I may have accidentally stumbled across the same problem,
or maybe something else altogether.
Any ideas about what happened to me?
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