Re: FW: Corrupted filesystem

Matthew Kirkwood (
Thu, 21 May 1998 00:07:42 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Trevor Johnson wrote:

> > We experienced a system crash and the fsck upon reboot failed with
> > the following message:
> >
> > Directory Inode 5, block 0, offset 0: directory corrupted
> > Salvage <y>?
> By default, Linux uses write caching, meaning that data and directory
> information isn't written immediately to disk. If you run /sbin/update,
> then that information will be written out periodically. If you use the
> "sync" option to mount (this is the default in *BSD), then the write

Careful! BSD synchronously writes only _metadata_ by default.

This seems to be a biennial<sp?> argument; ask the qmail list 8'}


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