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Re: e2fsck

     I'd like to piggy-back on this discussion - Oliver is the first
person I have heard talk knowledgeably lost+found.  

     I have never found any files in lost+found, but ls-l and du
always show it as 12kb, even in a brand new file system.  What is
occupying those 12k?


"Oliver Elphick" <olly@lfix.co.uk> writes:

> "Jieyao" wrote:
> Part of the disk damage can be that file pointers in directories can get
> destroyed, leaving the inode used but not pointed to by anything.  If the
> orphaned file is empty it will be removed; if it is not empty, it will be
> reconnected into the directory lost+found, which should exist at the top
> level of the file system - there is one of these directories for each
> file system.  Since the orphaned file's name will have been lost, it is
> simply given its inode number as a name.  To recover it, identify it by its
> contents and mv it to its proper location.

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