FreeBSD 5.3 file system troubles

Nick Pavlica linicks at
Wed Jan 26 11:58:33 PST 2005

That same thought ran thought my mind when I was testing.  I started a
process that does heavy writing and literally pulled the plug during
the middle of the operation.  I plugged it back in and the box came
back up without a hitch.  I did all my testing on x86 boxes using SCSI
and IDE drives. I currently don't have access to any Alpha boxes to
test on them.  I'm not a big fan of Alpha, but the DS10 has always
been a great workhorse in my experience.  Is the firmware etc up to
date on that box?


On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 12:42:47 -0700 (MST), Terry R. Friedrichsen
<terry at> wrote:
> Thanks for responding to my inquiry.  If it fits into your testing program,
> try running something that works the file system and simply turn off the
> system power in the middle of it.
> Twice, now, doing this on my Alpha has rendered the system unrecoverable at
> boot time, necessitating a reinstall.
> Terry
> terry at

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