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Some quick answers: first, you didn't create a sparse file. Try these extra commands dd if=/tmp/BIL of=/tmp/sparse seek=1000 ls -ls /tmp/sparse You will see the size is 512003 bytes, but only takes 8 blocks. The null bytes have to occupy a whole block, and be on a block boundary for them to be possibly sparse in the filesystem. Why does the second ...


Structures fetched from Ultrix 3.0 v7 of restor so variations can occur: The s5fs is rather archaic but ...: Disk layout could be something like: [B][S][Inode List][ Data Blocks ] | | | +-- Super Block +----- Boot Area The Super Block holds data for the file ...


Finally found the answer from somebody else on another site, just zeroed the inodes and rechecked the system, that was all! debugfs -w /dev/sda2 :clri <1415> :clri <1416> :clri <1417> :q fsck -y /dev/sda2 To anybody else with this issue, I found my bad inodes using find on the bad mount, then checked dmesg for errors on the bad inodes.


If you have a ext2/3/4 filesystem you can use debugfs for a low-level look at an inode. For example, to play without being root: $ truncate -s 1M myfile $ mkfs.ext2 -F myfile $ debugfs -w myfile debugfs: stat <2> Inode: 2 Type: directory Mode: 0755 Flags: 0x0 Generation: 0 Version: 0x00000000 User: 0 Group: 0 Size: ...


an inode wil store only one file. try find /xxx -xdev -inum 1234 -print where /xxx is mounting point -inum 1234 search for an inode number 1234 -print self explainatory This suppose /xxx is mounted an healthy.

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