strange fsck results

Tim Judd tajudd at
Sat Dec 27 05:10:14 UTC 2008

reese at wrote:
> I am running FreeBSD 6.3 as a VMware virtual server and am getting some 
> strange results when I run fsck.  When I run it in multi-user mode I get 
> quite a few UNREF FILE errors but when I switch to single user mode 
> fsck does not find any errors.  Is this something I need to worry about 
> and if it is how might I try to get fsck to repair them?
> Charlie Reese

It may be a issue that fsck preening won't fix.  A forceful repair might 
be required. see the fsck manpage.  A forceful repair may cause more 
damage than help, which is part of the reason the multiboot process just 
preens it.

Good luck.

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