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Date:      Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:05:14 -1000
From:      al plant <noc@hdk5.net>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Yuri <yuri@rawbw.com>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: "fsck -y /" keeps saying "Disk is still dirty" no matter how many times I run it
Message-ID:  <56904EBA.2010108@hdk5.net>
In-Reply-To: <20160108211722.71ab0408.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <569017FF.9060509@rawbw.com> <20160108211722.71ab0408.freebsd@edvax.de>

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Polytropon wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jan 2016 12:11:43 -0800, Yuri wrote:
>   
>> As a result of the power outage I needed to run fsck on UFS disk with 
>> soft-updates.
>>
>> But every time the command 'fsck -y /' says that it corrected a lot of 
>> problems, but it still leaves the disk dirty. I ran it at least 15 times 
>> - same result.
>>     
>
> This seems to indicate a massive file system defect. Using
> "fsck -fy /" enables fsck to use its full spectrum of repair
> (in comparison to -p "preen mode"). Check if _the same_ problems
> re-appear. In this case, they could not be fixed properly
> and the file system won't get the "clean" indicator.
>
>
>
>   
>> What would be the way to proceed from here?
>>     
>
> Re-initalize the file system and restore from a recent backup.
> If you don't have one, you could try to backup from the damaged
> file system with "dump", then run "newfs", and then "restore".
>
>
>
>   
>> (I ran fsck before, but it never happened that fsck keeps finding problems)
>>     
>
> I've seen a comparable problem very few times, but usually
> a second run of a forced full fsck solved the problem.
>
> Are you sure the disk (!) doesn't have problems after the
> power outage? It's possible that you're seeing a "hardware
> issue" here.
>
>
>
>
>   
Aloha Yuri,

I think Poly may be right about hardware fault. If the power surged and 
then went off  I lost a drive this way a long time ago.

Al


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