Re: missing /var/mail
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On 02/01/08 12:23, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 12:14:50PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/01/08 11:20, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>>> I was just reading my mail when the power went out.
>> No UPS?
> The question is, why did I lose the data? Isn't the journal in ext3
> supposed to prevent this from happening?
In it's standard form, no. It only journals metadata. Still,
though, the filename still should have been there, even if it was
zero bytes in length.
Since mbox is a single file, and in order to delete an email it's
got to go thru partial-copies, copy-backs and what not, maybe the
power blinked just at the wrong moment.
That's why mbox/mbx is not a good "daily use" format.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
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