2.2.18/ext2: special file corruption?

From: Ulrich Windl (Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de)
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 04:21:51 EST


I had an interesting effect: Due to NVdriver I had a lot of system
freezes, and I had to reboot. Using e2fsck 1.19a (SuSE 7.1) I got the
message that one specific "Special (device/socket/fifo) inode .. has
non-zero size. FIXED."

Interestingly I got the message for every reboot. So either the kernel
corrupts the very same inode every time, or e2fsck does not really fix
it, or the error simply doesn't exist. I think the kernel doesn't
temporarily set the size to non-zero, so this seems strange.


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