Delete a directory, crash the system

David Noel david.i.noel at
Sat Jul 27 12:16:45 UTC 2013


On 7/27/13, Fernando Apesteguía <fernando.apesteguia at> wrote:
> 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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