Curious one this. Debbie powered tom (my main machine) off a bit hastily earlier (thank you Fedora for not understanding ACPI on my motherboard properly, even though Mandrake did) and I managed to lose /etc/fstab. Not nice. What was it doing open for writing at shutdown time?
Well, I think I may have got a little bit of filesystem corruption (heaven help me) as other things have been acting strange (wvdial and xcdroast - not the most reliable parts of the system anyway...).
Fingers crossed people.
Is there some automounter thing that was doing it? Was it an oddity with XFS and was Mandrake also using XFS? I always tend to use ext3...
A comment actually from Nik Borton, who is having trouble finding any way to contact you:-
"What I wanted to say is that the problem described in the post is known, but is being claimed by the kernel developers as Not Actually A Problem At All, Ha Ha. Yes, apparently it's okay for a filesystem to trash files that haven't been modified in days after an unclean shutdown. Which is stupid too."
Hello, Nik here. This is the start of the lkml thread I was trying to tell you about... Do the symptoms match yours?
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