Delete a directory, crash the system

Fernando Apesteguía fernando.apesteguia at
Sat Jul 27 12:12:36 UTC 2013

El 27/07/2013 13:49, "David Noel" <david.i.noel at> escribió:
> I had a strange experience on my laptop yesterday. I was deleting a
> directory and the system crashed. It spat out a message along the
> lines of "ufs_dirrem bad link count 2 on parent". I thought it was so
> strange I repeated the process several times, and each time it
> crashed. Is this behavior EXPECTED? I can't for the life of me think
> of a time or operating system I've run where I've ever had a system
> crash on me from doing something as basic as deleting a file. Anyway I
> couldn't boot into single user for some reason so I booted from a USB
> image, ran fsck, and then everything was fine.

Was it a kernel crash? Did you get a core?

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