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Tue Nov 23 23:13:42 PST 2004
I have a 5.2 box which I use as a general purpose server in my house.
It has been a very good box up to now. I noticed that it wasn't
responding last night so I took a look at it and there was a message
which read: "panic: ffs_clusteralloc: map mismatch".
Not thinking much of it other than "Oh an error, oh well <reboot>". I
rebooted it. Now it refuses to boot. As soon as the login prompt
appears I receive the same panic and the machine reboots.
I did a google on it and found that the problem might be ram or hard
disk. I ran memtest over the system a few times but that didn't yield
any results. I then booted off an old 5.0 live disk I had and pulled
off any files which I needed. So I haven't lost any critical data but
I am wondering what to do next. The system was very stable off the
live disk with no errors so it makes me wonder if it really is the
disk which has gone.
I was thinking about trying a binary upgrade to 5.3 to see if that
fixed the problem since there is no way to keep the system stable
enough to buildworld/kernel.
The only change made in the last week was the fetch patch.
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