On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 10:54:14AM -0600, Dmitry Nikiforov wrote:
> I currently am running kernel 2.6.3 on my system, and virtually
> every time my system gets rebooted without shutdown (which happens
> sometime), I get corrupted files.
> Most often I get just random garbage _within_ a file, even though
> there are no complaints while checking filesystem.
Random garbage? As someone else pointed out you can get nulls in
files at times, but I wouldn't expect it to be that common or
problematic --- it's also arguably the correct behavior.
> virtually every time I get power failure or unconditional reboot for
> whatever reason - I get corrupted files with random garbage inside.
which files are these?
> I'm reformatting my partitions to JFS later this week, but still
> would like to know if there is a cure for this problem on XFS.
Knowing which files this happens to and what the garbage is would
help. Also knowing if it still happens with a kernel built from
oss.sgi.com CVS with a known-good gcc is important.