AHA-1522 vs. partition tables -- followup

Bob Tracy - TDS (rct@tracy-tds.wlk.com)
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 09:30:37 -0600 (CST)

Just for grins and giggles, I fired up fdisk to take a look at the
partition table prior to shutting down (to reboot on 2.1.11). Lo
and behold, the table was trashed in the usual way :-(. This struck
me as weird because I've dutifully rebooted the machine each time
per fdisk's instructions after patching the partition table, and each
time on the reboot, everything was fine.

Anyway... Found the table trashed prior to shutting down, so I patched
it in the usual manner then did the 'shutdown -r'. Everything came up
clean, and so far, there has been no further munging of the partition
table. I don't know quite what to make of this, but I'll keep an eye
on things and if the corruption shows up again, maybe I'll have a better
idea what's causing it. For now, the "evidence" suggests that the table
patching I was doing wasn't "taking" for some reason: rofs semantics
being applied incorrectly (prior patch attempts were made with the root
filesystem mounted readonly), cacheing, <insert-your-guess-here>.

If I've overlooked something obvious, I'm sure it will be pointed out
to me :-).

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