lost+found dir placement

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 08:08:57 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 2:58 AM, jb <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Each fs should have its own lost+found directory.
> It is used by fsck for placing recovered corrupted fs files in there.
> This implies the dir must have already existed (it may not be mounted ad
> hoc
> e.g. at boot time, during fs recovery).
> In FreeBSD 9, I found lost+found dir under /mnt.
> This is incorrect - /mnt is defined under all standards (Filesystem
> Hierarchy
> Standard, Unix directory structure) as "contains filesystem mount points".
> So, lost+found dir should exist under root dir as /lost+found.
> Any comments before I file a PR request ?
> jb

The directory is created in the top of the filesystem, so you should check
what is mounted on /mnt.

Filesystem Hierarchy Standard --  This is a Linux standard.  For info on
FreeBSD hierarchy see man hier(7)

Adam Vande More

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