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Re: Causes, cures and prevention of orphaned inodes?




On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 03:49:36PM -0500, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> I am running Debian Stretch on am eight thread AMD GPU platform.
> Lately, it seems if I have been plagued by surfeit of orphaned nodes.
> 
> I have goggled the causes. cures and prevention, but have gotten no
> results that make any sense to me. I've been using computer since the
> early 1960's but am an organic chemist by training and experience, not
> a hardware expert.
> 

The problem may not be hardware. From reading the details you provided, 
it looks like you are using ext4 filesystems on your disks. Is that 
correct? We occasionally get people on here reporting problems with more 
esoteric / exotic file systems (cue the cries of protest from various 
corners that super-duper-dijeridoo-fs isn't exotic, and that I'm a 
dinosaur) but ext4 is in very wide use and as far as I know, stable.

Anyway worth confirming what filesystem(s) is/are actually on the disks 
where orphaned inodes are occurring. If it is something more unusual, 
you might have found a bug in the filesystem. Also, do you use 
encryption on your disks eg LUKS?

Just a couple of thoughts

Mark