Endless Data Loss

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 25 08:38:50 UTC 2015

On 25/07/2015 08:33, CK wrote:
> In the last 2 years, I have upgraded from 4.11 to 9.2 then 9.3
> releases, and since upgrading to the 9 series, I have experienced
> endless data loss - every time I reboot my computer, massive numbers
> of files vanish - 20 - 50 - a lot.  And it's driving me crazy.
> I don't expect to get any fixes here, but something is wrong
> with the code - it's happening on ATA drives, USB flash drives,
> a few of each kind.  So, it's definitely not a hardware problem.

This is all on the same machine?  If it's been in service since 4.11
days, then it is ancient in computing terms.  Don't disregard hardware
problems so quickly.  It's not just hard drives that can have problems:
disk controllers, disk cabling, even failing power supplies can result
in these sort of symptoms.



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