On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 09:26:35PM +0100, Rafa Grimán wrote:
> Hi all :)
> My /home is on an XFS partition all to it's own. The other day the lights
> out and when I rebooted, there's an empty directory that can't be erased.
> directory is a subdirectory in ~/.kde4/
Is your system using barriers (i.e. mounting with nobarrier option,
or hardware that doesn't support FUA)? Directory corruption like
this on power failure is a classic sign of a voltile drive cache
being lost on power failure.
The output of dmesg from a system boot will tell us what hardware
> The funny thing about this is that I can rename the directory, but I can't
> delete it:
> [root@mine albumcovers]# ls
> . .. cache
> [root@mine albumcovers]# ls -lah cache/
> total 0
> drwx------ 1 rafa users 6 Jan 10 02:23 .
> drwx------ 3 rafa users 18 Jan 10 02:23 ..
It's link count is 3, meaning that it thinks that there is an entry
in the directory. You need to run xfs_repair to fix it (and whatever
else is broken).