Re: 2.1.43 inode cache problem?

Linus Torvalds (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 12:56:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 17 Jun 1997, Tsurng-Chen Chern wrote:
> Yes, something definitely wrong with the new fs code.
> What happended to me was that I tried to reinstall the
> modules but I didn't want to overwrite the old ones, so
> I renamed /lib/modules/2.1.43 to /lib/modules/2.1.43.old,
> and then reinstalled the modules. Somehow, most of files
> under 2.1.43 and 2.1.43.old got mixed up, looked like they
> all pointed to the same inodes, after that, I could not
> even remove the 2.1.43.old directory. So all I could do
> was reboot the machine, got rid of both directories and
> reinstalled modules again. I guess I'll stay away from
> mv command for a while.

Ok, it's become pretty clear that the real problem is moving directories
around. Happily we know wy it fails, we just haven't fixed it yet. I'll
keep you updated..