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Re: Major problems



On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 12:13:44PM -0600, Skylar Thompson wrote:
> I am having major problems on one of my file-servers. I have the root
> filesystem on an Ext3 software RAID 1 between four SCSI drives. It
> had been running for about two months without problems, but today I
> found it was having some trouble with unlinked inodes and I/O errors
> on certain files. I took it down to single-user mode, and ran fsck on
> it. That operation mixed up files like /etc/hosts with
> /etc/rc.sysinit, and vice versa. I straightened those out, and ran
> fsck again. That happened to trash such files as /etc/raidtab and
> /etc/passwd and caused I/O errors so that I could not straighten it
> out.  Running fsck again made the problem worse by making
> /etc/rc.sysinit unaccessible, and preventing me from booting up at
> all. I don't have helpful snippets from the error log since I was on
> a serial terminal and was incapable of paging up. I'm glad I finally
> got the terminal up to 38400 b/s though....
> 
> Right now, I am probably going to have to re-install, but I am wondering if
> there is anything I can do in the future to prevent errors like this.

This really sounds like a br0ken harddisk.

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