Delete a directory, crash the system

David Noel david.i.noel at
Sat Jul 27 18:57:33 UTC 2013

> So the system panics in ufs_rmdir(). Maybe the filesystem is
> corrupt? Have you tried to fsck(8) it manually?

fsck worked, though I had to boot from a USB image because I couldn't
get into single user.. for some odd reason.

> Even if the filesystem is corrupt, ufs_rmdir() shouldn't
> panic(), IMHO, but fail gracefully. Hmmm...

Yeah, I was pretty surprised. I think I tried it like 3 times to be
sure... and yeah, each time... kaboom! Who'd have thought. Do I just
post this to the mailing list and hope some benevolent developer
stumbles upon it and takes it upon him/herself to "fix" this, or where
do I find the FreeBSD Suggestion Box? I guess I should file a Problem
Report and see what happens from there.

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