Unexpected soft update inconsistency
qhwt+dfly at les.ath.cx
Sun Jun 11 01:11:08 PDT 2006
On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 09:35:38AM -0700, walt wrote:
> LINK COUNT DIR I=2 OWNER=root MODE=40755
> SIZE=512 MTIME=[date] COUNT 21 SHOULD BE 22
> LINK COUNT INCREASING
> UNEXPECTED SOFT UPDATE INCONSISTENCY
Does this problem persist even if you do the following:
1. reboot to single-user mode
2. run fsck at least once with an '-f' flag
3. go to multi-user mode
4. try building firefox
the reason I care about this is because it seems to me that fsck
sometimes leaves inconsistencies unfixed, especially with -p flag.
> I tell it to correct the error and all seems fine until the
> next 'write error' while trying to build firefox. The error
> always occurs just after the message 'leaving directory <foo>'
> so it's not entirely random the way an overheating CPU might
Is this the same problem you posted on users@ last month?
if so, have you tried reinstalling gmake (as I wrote in the same thread)?
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