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Failure to unmount cleanly (Occurs in v4.12, 4.21, 4.3.1)
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec 2009, 23:22    Post_subject:  Failure to unmount cleanly (Occurs in v4.12, 4.21, 4.3.1)
Sub_title: 4.3.1 exhibited failure to cleanly unmount, corrupting pupsave (problem goes back to 4.21, 4.12).
 

Hi Guys,

OK, as I've recently poked at Puppy more thoroughly than in the past, during which I've had a couple incidents where my pupsave became badly corrupted (so much so that I restored from an earlier copy).

After I started making multiple backup copies of my pupsaves, it became apparent that Puppy is not cleanly umounting the pupsaves. To confirm it was not machine dependent (I am using a frugal install on this one), I switched to a fresh machine and using live-boot CD, and saved my pupsave upon reboot -- I then cycled a second boot to complete updating. I then reboot to Windows so there is no doubt that my pupsave is unmounted, copy my pupsave, and then reboot using that copy.

I then open a console window, and fsck the original, unmounted pupsave, which reports several errors.

I tried this in puppy 4.3.1, 4.21, and 4.12 -- it occurs in all of them...

In the 4.3.1 pupsave, if these errors are allowed to continue, they eventually thoroughly corrupt the system (and the entire contents of /root/ are lost...) -- and I suspect it would eventually occur in the earlier versions. Has anyone else seen this?

Has anyone come up with a patch?
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec 2009, 23:37    Post_subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=50304
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec 2009, 23:57    Post_subject:  

aarf wrote:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=50304


Thanks for the link, though these are mostly cleaning up after an unclean dismount (which apparently always occurs).

I'm already using the "pfix=fsck", but I'd really prefer that I get a clean umount, so I don't just band-aid the problem.

But I'm going to dig into Mike's patch for full install (and see if it can be implemented in my frugal...)

If anyone has already done this, I'd like to hear more... Smile
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