HELP: New kernels corrupt filesystem

HELP: New kernels corrupt filesystem

Post by Martin Kra » Fri, 26 May 1995 04:00:00


my Linux box runs kernel 1.0.9 since about half a year without
major problems. Now, every time I want to upgrade the kernel,
I run into serious trouble after booting the new kernel:

All new created directories and files are completely messed up.
Directories tend to miss '.' or '..' in the inode, or have '..'
point to some random point in the filesystem. Files have blocks
from other files mixed into them and are useless that way. The
only way out is booting 1.0.9 and fsck'ing.

This happened with 1.1.45, 1.1.52 and (day before yesterday) 1.2.8.
I did install bdflush 1.4 and 1.5 while upgrading. The rest of my
installation is Slackware 2.0 from a german CD (SuSe July 94). I
generally boot from floppy.

The only clue I have is that I had the 'sudden death' problem
discussed here during the installation phase, and so something
might be missing in the installation. (by the way, I don't have
a network card, and I solved the 'sudden death' problem by disabling
external cache....)

Anybody experienced similar problems? Have I forgot anything?
Thanks for any help (preferably also per e-mail, these groups
are too large to keep up regularly..)




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