Unexpected soft update inconsistency

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Fri Jun 9 20:05:20 PDT 2006

:Heh.  I tried your suggestion and I used up 2.2 Gigs of disk space
:and then got a (legitimate) 'disk full' error.  ktrace.out had
:grown to 2GB.
:The bmake of firefox usually runs for only five minutes or so
:before crapping out with 'write error' -- so my gut tells me
:that using ktrace probably prevented some race condition from
:causing the 'write error'.  But of course I'm only guessing.

    Welll.. were you writing the ktrace.out file to the same partition
    that bmake puts its objects on ?  

    If there is really a bad sector on the disk, the existance of the ktrace
    file would have definitely changed the block allocations.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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