filesystem information

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Jun 30 19:42:59 UTC 2008

In response to Jim <stapleton.41 at>:

> > If the files themselves are disappearing, then it could be the directory
> > entry that's getting corrupted.
> The files are there, but their content is corrupted.

Well ... that seems to contradict my theory ...

> > Even if you're
> > not doing it directly, is your mp3 software writing temp or other
> > status files to that directory?  If you're curious, you could run your
> > mp3 software under ktrace and then grep the output for file creation
> > and removal syscalls.
> OK. The files are actually FLAC, and I use XMMS. I assume I trace XMMS
> and not the FLAC library? I'll try when I get home. Thanks

Not familiar with the XMMS/FLAC software architecture, so I can't be
sure ... but my guess would be that tracing XMMS is going to catch
any oddities in file creation.

Bill Moran

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