Re: [patch] linux likes to kill bad inodes

From: Chris Mason (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 08:29:53 EST

On Sunday, April 22, 2001 02:10:42 PM +0200 Pavel Machek <>

> Hi!
> I had a temporary disk failure (played with acpi too much). What
> happened was that disk was not able to do anything for five minutes
> or so. When disk recovered, linux happily overwrote all inodes it
> could not read while disk was down with zeros -> massive disk
> corruption.
> Solution is not to write bad inodes back to disk.

Wouldn't we rather make it so bad inodes don't get marked dirty at all?


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