Yesterday we started having problems with our emails. Investigating this, I found that there some files on our system that show all the attributes including inode, owner, group, permissions, size and date as questions marks when listed by an
When I try to access any of these files to view them, update them, move or delete them, I get an input/output error. Due to the inode also being shown as a question mark rather than a real value, I can't delete them using the inode.
Now I can't even do an
ls on this system - I get a segmentation fault when I try to run the
Any thoughts on what might be happening and how I can recover from this problem? Is there any further information I might be able to provide that could help towards finding a cause and with luck a solution? The box is running Debian Wheezy.