[lug] file system frustration - the file that won't die?

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Mon Apr 24 19:22:38 MDT 2006

Zan Lynx wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 17:21 -0600, Ken MacFerrin wrote:
>>This was all as superuser..  So according to "rm" it can't forcibly 
>>delete the parent directory because of this "block" file but according 
>>to "ls" and "file", the "block" file doesn't exist??
>>lsof doesn't show this directory as being in use and I even tried to 
>>reboot to see if I could kill whatever was holding on to it, but no 
>>luck.  Filesystem is ReiserFS under LVM2..
> Sounds like a job for fsck!  If it is your root partition you may need
> to boot from a rescue CD or initrd / initramfs with ReiserFS fsck tools.
> With ReiserFS you may be able to fsck a read-only mounted root
> filesystem, but the ReiserFS tools make *no* guarantees that any file
> access will work after fsck returns, since it may have completely
> rewritten the tree.

Yep.. that did it.  I had to run --rebuild-tree to fix it but it seems 
all is well now.  I just overlooked this completely since I hadn't had 
any recent crashes, hard reboots or heavy disk activity to corrupt it. 
I'm starting to loose faith in Reiserfs these days.. may be time to head 
back to XFS..


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