Re: strange disk corruption
On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 07:57:05 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Whether or not this is related to debian is not clear, but it's possible.
> I've currently set fsck to run pretty much on every other boot.
> And just about every time it runs , it informs me that it fixed file
> system errors and reboots the system.
> However all other indicators of disk operation are just fine. I can
> moved 3+ GB files around, there is no funny core dumps or segfaults
> from executables, kernel compiles work fine, etc...
> So this problem has a history. I had previously been seeing
> corruption in the /dev directory and only the /dev directory.
> Duplicate file names, files which could not be deleted, etc... The
> only way to fix was to reboot with a rescue disk and wipe the /dev
> directory and start over. Unfortunately I had to do this several
> Naturally I wonder if my current problem and the previous are related.
> So here are some of the possibilities:
> 1. the /dev directory seems to be somewhat dynamic, could there be a
> debian start-up script which is/was somehow corrupting the /dev
> directory ?
> 2. Do I have bad blocks on the disk ? And how would I check this?
> Again, I've seen no other evidence whatsoever of flaky disk
> behavior ?
> 3. Could this be a bug in fsck ? Why doesn't fsck actually tell me
> what the errors are !! It just says "fixed them - rebooting".
> isn't this a Bad Thing (TM) ?
> Aaargh ! My linux box is acting like a windows box, it's so depressing !
Filesystem used and kernel version? Have you tried to install the
"smartmontools" package to check your HD?