possible ext2 bug

David Feuer (david@feuer.his.com)
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 10:02:52 -0400

I was compiling glibc-2.0.4, but the make failed, leaving behind some
rather mysterious files that could not be deleted. An ls in one of the
directories in the source tree turned up some files of type "?", some
that were supposedly block devices, and maybe some others, but I don't
remember. They could not be deleted even by root. Attempting to delete
them led to an error message something like:
EXT2 <something> error: <Such and such> already cleared.
Running e2fsck seemed to clear up the problem, but I thought I should
let you know about it. Please respond to dfeuer@binx.mbhs.edu (don't
use auto-reply). Thank you.
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