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* Data loss on IDE drive after crash
@ 2004-05-20 19:13 Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
  2004-05-20 19:29 ` Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan @ 2004-05-20 19:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Hi,

I am running Fedora Core 2 on an Athlon 2500+ machine with Samsung 
Spinpoint SP0411N 40GB hard drive.  When trying to configure the X 
server for an Nvidia card, the machine froze (this is not the problem).  
Since I did not have access to any other machines on the network at the 
time, I hard rebooted it.

At that point, I had my X configuration file open.  My root partition is 
a small ext2 partition, and on reboot the machine fscked this partition 
and gave me a message like "Deleted i-node for /etc/X11/xOrg.conf 
CLEARED"  (This is from memory).  On reboot, I found that the X config 
file mentioned above had been erased.  Not a trace of it remained..:-)

I don't know if this is a known issue, but I sure would like to hear an 
explanation.  The kernel is the stock kernel provided along with Fedora 
Core 2 (2.6.5-1.358).

Problem is. I can't do more testing for this.  This is a machine I use 
extensively and I don't want the yank the power on it too much.

Thanks,
--Gopi

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* Re: Data loss on IDE drive after crash
  2004-05-20 19:13 Data loss on IDE drive after crash Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
@ 2004-05-20 19:29 ` Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
  2004-05-20 21:33   ` Francois Romieu
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan @ 2004-05-20 19:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 15:13, Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am running Fedora Core 2 on an Athlon 2500+ machine with Samsung 
> Spinpoint SP0411N 40GB hard drive.  When trying to configure the X 
> server for an Nvidia card, the machine froze (this is not the problem).  
> Since I did not have access to any other machines on the network at the 
> time, I hard rebooted it.
> 
> At that point, I had my X configuration file open.  

This is not quite true.  I had just written to it and closed it.  Sorry
for the confusion.



> My root partition is 
> a small ext2 partition, and on reboot the machine fscked this partition 
> and gave me a message like "Deleted i-node for /etc/X11/xOrg.conf 
> CLEARED"  (This is from memory).  On reboot, I found that the X config 
> file mentioned above had been erased.  Not a trace of it remained..:-)
> 
> I don't know if this is a known issue, but I sure would like to hear an 
> explanation.  The kernel is the stock kernel provided along with Fedora 
> Core 2 (2.6.5-1.358).
> 
> Problem is. I can't do more testing for this.  This is a machine I use 
> extensively and I don't want the yank the power on it too much.
> 
> Thanks,
> --Gopi
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* Re: Data loss on IDE drive after crash
  2004-05-20 19:29 ` Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
@ 2004-05-20 21:33   ` Francois Romieu
  2004-05-20 21:53     ` Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Francois Romieu @ 2004-05-20 21:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan; +Cc: linux-kernel

Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan <gs33@eng.buffalo.edu> :
[...]
> > At that point, I had my X configuration file open.  
> 
> This is not quite true.  I had just written to it and closed it.  Sorry
> for the confusion.

sync ?

--
Ueimor

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* Re: Data loss on IDE drive after crash
  2004-05-20 21:33   ` Francois Romieu
@ 2004-05-20 21:53     ` Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
  2004-05-20 22:21       ` Francois Romieu
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan @ 2004-05-20 21:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel

Francois Romieu wrote:

>Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan <gs33@eng.buffalo.edu> :
>[...]
>  
>
>>>At that point, I had my X configuration file open.  
>>>      
>>>
>>This is not quite true.  I had just written to it and closed it.  Sorry
>>for the confusion.
>>    
>>
>
>sync ?
>
>--
>Ueimor
>  
>
Is it?  The file has totally disppeared.  Isn't it because the inode has 
been marked as belonging to a deleted file?

Thanks,
--Gopi

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* Re: Data loss on IDE drive after crash
  2004-05-20 21:53     ` Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan
@ 2004-05-20 22:21       ` Francois Romieu
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Francois Romieu @ 2004-05-20 22:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan; +Cc: linux-kernel

Gopikrishnan Sidhardhan <gs33@eng.buffalo.edu> :
[...]
> Is it?  The file has totally disppeared.  Isn't it because the inode has 
> been marked as belonging to a deleted file?

The machine crashed. The deleted part disappeared. The new part has not
appeared. No unexpected behavior so far.

--
Ueimor

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