On Mon, 23 Oct 2000 20:44:45 -0700 Chuq Von Rospach firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I sincerely doubt Barry would see it, because I'd be willing to bet dinner it's a bad block on the disk, and it's lodged in one of the files (probably the .db file) attached to that list.
This was one of my early thoughts as well, but the fact that the behaviour continues after I've the partitions on the system and reformatted them with new filesystems (ReiserFS as versus Ext2FS) rather suggests this isn't it.
i'd do a surface test of that disk and see if it finds problems. I'd give it 90% chance it will. This just screams "bad block!" at me.
<nod> That, and the frequent crash rate was one of the things that prompted me to put ReiserFS on. Before I'd figured that quite a bit had been messed up by the dieing drive I'd been seeing signs that several filesystems were unhealthy at the filesystem level. So I did surface checks, restored all the files, got crashes, did new surface checks and went to a new filesystem, rolled everything back and go crashes...