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Old 02-24-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Dissapearing files and files not saved

Have had some weird problems lately on my A1200, I've copied lots of stuff from the AmiKit package to my Prefs/Presets folder but after a reboot some if it is gone! and if I delete all of it some of it is there again after a reboot
Weirdness aplies also when saving my startup-sequence in OS3.9 editpad...sometimes the saving has no effect :-?
Have noticed this one some rare occasions on my other Amiga's but not as much on this one...I'm starting to suspect that the filesystem is the bug

Anyone have any clues?
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dissapearing files and files not saved

Definitely sounds like a corrupt file system or a dying hard drive.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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Now I noticed I can't add anything to the HD, it's just not there after a reboot.. :boohoo:
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dissapearing files and files not saved

Which filesystem are you using?
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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PFS3, '060 version
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dissapearing files and files not saved

try from shell:

diskvalid PART: ANALYZE

(where PART: is the PFS3 partition name to check)

Most likely the HD is dying.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #7
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Default Re: Dissapearing files and files not saved

Maybe not. I run PFS3 and have this same trouble. If I wait long enough before rebooting it doesn't happen. It has to be a cache issue, there's some critical thing PFS isn't writing directly to disk, it's going in the HD's cache instead of the disk.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:47 PM   #8
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Turn OFF your PFS3 write cache.
The write cache is totally unsafe.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:00 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Turn OFF your PFS3 write cache.
The write cache is totally unsafe.
How do I do that?
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:01 PM   #10
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Quote:
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try from shell:

diskvalid PART: ANALYZE

(where PART: is the PFS3 partition name to check)

Most likely the HD is dying.
Will try, thanks :-)
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:11 PM   #11
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hmm..diskvalid analyze turned out ok

And tested with a cold reboot after adding files and it works...so warm reboots doesn't save changes/files! :getmad: :getmad: wtf1?!!

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Sounds like a sack of {bleep}e to me. Doesn't 3.9 come with a nice modern FFS? Once a file system displayed this kind of behaviour to me it'd be out faster than you can say "ZX Microdrive".
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:19 PM   #13
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Sounds like a sack of {bleep}e to me. Doesn't 3.9 come with a nice modern FFS? Once a file system displayed this kind of behaviour to me it'd be out faster than you can say "ZX Microdrive".
Yeah, but FFS sucks...it's too slow in every aspect

PFS3 has worked very well for me but on this config somethings
fishy..but don't know what yet :-(
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Default Re: Dissapearing files and files not saved

Its the HD... don't listen to the .... ;-)

Theres nothing mentioned by ChaosLord switchable in PFS3 (btw ChaosLord, where have you found that ...?)

The only thing that can break PFS3, its a knackered HD.

Obviously you can try to backup and reformat, before to trow the HD away! but i doubt that it will solve the issue.
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Default Re: Dissapearing files and files not saved

@ChaosLord
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Turn OFF your PFS3 write cache.
There is no way to turn off the write cache in PFS.
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The write cache is totally unsafe.
BS.
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