[PANIC] ufs_dirbad: bad dir

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Sep 26 15:42:04 PDT 2005


On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 03:17:36PM -0700, Jon Dama wrote:
> And I have mentioned that I have it on authority from Doug White that this
> panic is an indicator of hardware failure.
> 
> Do you have some reason to believe that Doug is wrong?
> 
> again for reference:
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2004-November/042704.html

Of course I can't rule out once-off spurious hardware errors from
e.g. cosmic rays, but it's certainly not indicative of an ongoing
hardware problem on my machines.  I do kill disks every few months,
but those have their own signature (e.g. ATA driver errors).

Kris
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