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Re: Causes, cures and prevention of orphaned inodes?




On Mon, 05 Feb 2018, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> I installed memtest86+ and ran it with all of the defaults.  It took
> over an hour, but no errors were reported.

Memtest86 and memtest86+ are not always that good at finding memory
errors for some reason...  Try a 24h/48h test over the weekend or
something like that if you really want to be sure.

> I am rather hesitant about updating the BIOS/UFEI.  In fact I can't
> seem to find an upgrade for the FX-8320 on the AMD web site.

An update, if any are available, would be found in the ASUSTEK support
page for your motherboard.

> Also, I'm rather hesitant about installing the amd64-package.

If you never updated that BIOS/UEFI, chances are you are running very
old microcode, which is known to be buggy, and unsupported.  There is
one extremely nasty VM security issue in that processor, as well as some
isses that could result in data corruption in rare cases.  They must be
patched by the most recent AMD microcode update for correct system
operation.

The amd64-microcode packages do not make any permanent changes to the
system, you can just remove them (and re-create the initramfs) if you
want to.

But it is up to you, really.  Your system is clearly misbehaving (unless
you like to power it off improperly or something, in which case the
orphan inodes are *expected* and you should have told us that first
thing :p).

-- 
  Henrique Holschuh