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Re: attention: file corruption, diagnose program

On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 11:38:42PM -0500, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Ack!  Corruption when only reading is certainly an unpleasant situation.
> Are you sure that prior writes had been sync'd and it was the reading doing
> it?

No, I am not sure, but with a syncing interval of 5s and heavy disk activity,
I would guess it has properly synced in the mid of the first run. But I
can't be sure.

> If at all possible, what you should do is keep your root partition
> read-only (this is probably only doable without a lot of hassle just
> booting single-user) and do the frobbing that produces corruption on a
> separate filesystem.  

Well, the hurd source tree was on a second file system, although my root was
not mounted read only. I don't care much about the current root though, as a
fresh install is due anyay.


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