SU+J Lost files after a power failure

David Demelier demelier.david at
Sun Oct 13 10:23:24 UTC 2013

On 13.10.2013 12:16, CeDeROM wrote:
> On 13 Oct 2013 11:30, "David Demelier" <demelier.david at
> <mailto:demelier.david at>> wrote:
>> Hello there,
>> I'm writing because after a power failure I was unable to log in on my
>> FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE. The SU+J journal were executed correctly but some
>> files disappeared, including /etc/pwd.db. Thus I was unable to log in.
>> I've been able to regenerate the password database with a live cd but
>> I'm afraid that more files had disappeared somewhere else...
>> I think this is a serious issue, the journal should not truncate files,
>> so something should have gone wrong somewhere..
>> Any ideas? Should I open a PR
> I had similar issues somewhere around 9.0 - although journal check was
> fine running fsck revealed filesystem inconsistency. I have reported
> this on the list, but it seemed unnoticed..? For me this is serious
> issue as well, if you make PR I will give +1 :-)
> --

Yes, I've also ran fsck in single user mode after and lot of incorrect
things were corrected, I wait a bit for answers (if any) before sending
a PR.


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