[PANIC] ufs_dirbad: bad dir

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Sep 26 17:19:04 PDT 2005


On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 03:54:47PM -0700, Jon Dama wrote:
> Sure, but I've provoked this with marginal memory configurations.  The
> trouble is that if your memory configuration is marginal this symptom
> makes a good deal of sense.  i.e., you can model the problem as an usually
> high incidence of alpha particle collisions.
> 
> Also such marginal configurations are likely to be temperature sensitive.
> 
> ... of course taking this attitude might have the same bad effect as if
> when observation disagreed with the ptolemaic system,  Kepler and the
> rest had instead just said, "ah, there god goes again bumping the planets
> with his finger"  what a tragedy that would have been.

Again, there is no correlation between workload, frequency or which
machines experience the problems for me.  It just happens from time to
time.

Kris
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