Re: Removing bad fsck inode files

Horst von Brand (
Wed, 03 Nov 1999 01:19:20 -0300

Michael Clark <> said:
> Tom,
> The corruption has probably set the immutable flag on these files.
> Have you tried: chattr -i *

On _really_ screwed up files it is worse than that. I recently got rid of
two undeletables using debugfs: Directories that had turned into block
devices with humongous major/minors. They even used triple indirect
blocks(!). fsck from e2fsprogrs-1.17 segfaulted on them.

Horst von Brand                   
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