file system recovery [gbde]

Hannes Mehnert hannes at mehnert.org
Sat Oct 2 14:14:34 PDT 2004


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Hi,

On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 04:50:34PM -0400, Allan Fields wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 09:08:38PM +0200, Hannes Mehnert wrote:
> > I updatet yesterday to -CURRENT (from -CURRENT from about 09/20).
> > I use gbde, so I attached my gbde device (a partition, no md-device).
> 
> And that would include the latest patch to fix a gbde sector mapping
> bug though that was actually committed on Sept 14th from logs.  Do
> you use less than 4 keys?  (gbde init with number_of_keys < 4)

Yes, I used less than 4 keys.

> PHK: I think we need more warnings in UPDATING for instance.

I'd appreciate this.

> > I downgraded to -CURRENT from 20040915, but it was also not able
> > to run fsck.
> 
> Did you rebuild and install modules?  g_bde can be loaded as a module
> when you run gbde(8) command.

Yes, I'll downgrade to before phks commit and try again.

> I wish to offer the advice to anyone with similar problems in the
> future, do a dd of the device first, before performing _any_ writes
> to fix it.

I did a bakup of the bad file system (before doing anything else with
it).


Best Regards,

Hannes Mehnert
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