Eric Sandeen wrote:
and two files with ELF header, which may be (a part of) library files, I
don't know, as the name wasn't restored.
Having the xfs_repair output would be helpful.
I didn't save this...
Was there a system software update just prior to the power loss?
The affected files have been updated some days/weeks before.
Did your storage support IO barriers (i.e. was it lvm or md)?
No lvm, no md. A simple IDE drive.
Buffered data is always lost on a power loss, but I'm not sure
why you should see problems with system files unless they had
just been written out (and not synced).
I fixed this system. The reason was this silly "kbuildsycoca" or better
a config file, accessible by the user, using this PC. Seems like this
"non system file" got corrupted in some way. A run of "kbuildsycoca
--noincremental" fixed the config and the system was up and running again.
But why did xfs_repair restore files... For me it seems like xfs_repair
restored an *old* version of openssl, which has been replaced by the
system update process. This would mean: xfs_repair made a deleted file
visible. Is this possible?