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Old 05-11-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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segmentation fault with ls on certain directory

Dear colleagues,

I have a problem with a directory which contains my music collection. It can't be opened; all other directories work fine. I can cd into my ~/Music directory, but ls gives segfault and KDE programs hang when trying to open this directory. The problem probably has appeared after the rename of subdirectory under the Windows (don't remember particular ext3 driver; can check tomorrow).

fsck says that the partition is fine. The whole disk is mounted on the single partition. Windows is located on another physical disk.

Is there any way to recover my directory?

System is OpenSuSe 10.2 x86-64. File system ext3. I can provide any additional system information if needed.

Thanks in advance.
Old 05-11-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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What do you mean "fsck says that the partition is fine"? Did you force a fsck (after unmounting it)?
Old 05-11-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
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You can try and use the dir command and see if that segfaults on you. ls is a very old and mostly bug free program so I am pretty sure something is a bit funky with your directory. Or it could possibly be something wrong with the first file in the directory.
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what happens if you make a symlink to that folder and try to open dir via symlink?
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Thank you, forced fsck has shown no errors but lead to the disappearance of the problem.


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