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Date:      Wed, 6 Dec 95 20:13:50 MET
From:      marino.ladavac@aut.alcatel.at
To:        alexandr@louie.udel.edu (Jerry Alexandratos)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FS Help
Message-ID:  <9512061910.AA11954@atuhc16.atusks01.aut.alcatel.at>
In-Reply-To:  <9512061635.aa16642@stimpy.eecis.udel.edu>; from "Jerry Alexandratos" at Dec 06, 95 11:35 am

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> The big one though is that I'm not mounting my DOS partition.  Not to
> add fire to the flame, but....  8(  Does anyone really think that this
> may be the cause of my FS becoming corrupted?  I've gotten some
> responses that say the msdosfs is most likely to blame.  There must be
> people out there who are using this in a stable fashion.  If so, could
> someone please give me some pointers.  I need to set up Samba to serve
> files off of that partition.

According to some mail on the lists, there are some races in the msdosfs.
You *might* be fine as long as you have only one msdosfs access at a time;
otherwise, kiss your superblocks goodbye.

> Time for specifics.  At one point the DOS partition was read-write
> instead of read-only.  Likewise, it was rw by a group of people (there
> was some common work that needed to be done).  Could any of this be
> giving me the problems of corrupting my FS?

Yes.  Read only seems to be safe enough (seems not to damage other FS's)

/Alby



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