Sorry about the previous mostly blank message, I was trying to figure
out how to add a CC header and pressed C-c (send).
I am using XFS from the SGI RHL 7.1 installer. I'm using the smp
kernel that comes with that system,
Linux version 2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0smp (root@exclaim) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 SMP Fri Apr 27
17:52:42 CDT 2001
I am using FSF Emacs 21.0.102.
My system just froze and when I rebooted I found this
$ ls -l .emacs
-rw-r--r-- 1 scott scott 29543 Jul 9 23:01 .emacs
$ wc .emacs
0 0 29543 .emacs
$ od .emacs
0000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000
0071540 000000 000000 000000 000000
I was editing .emacs in Emacs when my computer froze. It looks like
it's just 29kb of nul characters. Colin Walters (who I've CCed) has
experienced similiar things with files being edited in emacs, and he
is using version 21.0.103.
Colin Walter is running Linux meta 2.4.3-xfs #1 SMP Fri Jun 1 15:56:17
EDT 2001 i686 unknown
Colin thinks it has something to do with buffer cache corruption in
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