[clug] Segfault causing file

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Sep 1 10:52:24 EST 2003

On  1 Sep 2003 Michael.James at csiro.au wrote:

> I've got a file that segfaults any program that reads it.
> cat, less, vi, cp   they all segfault.
> I was able to "mv" it out of my Mail dir.
> I'm using Suse8.2 with reiserfs.
> What level do I start looking at, filesystem?  fsck.reiserfs?

This probably indicates a kernel bug, probably triggered by some kind of
filesystem corruption or disk failure.

Depending on how motivated you feel, you might try reporting it to the
reiserfs developers.

Otherwise fsck should fix it up.

If I were you I'd make a backup...


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