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Re: [vox] Creating lost+found?

lost+found directories are removable.  It happens by accident on


On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Marianne Waage wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 01:45:39PM -0800, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> > Do you have to use mklost+found to create lost+found directories?  Can you
> > just use "mkdir"?  AMOF, do you have to have lost+found directories at
> > all (ie - does it get created automatically as needed by fsck?)
> >From what I've seen, lost+found directories exist for each ext2 partition,
> after the partition is made.  I'm assuming that part of the ext2 spec is
> that every partition has a preset amount set aside when the partition is
> formatted as ext2.
> So...why would you want to make another lost+found dir?  It seems like
> the point of them is that fsck found an offending inode or something in
> that information, but is unsure of where it should be placed in the dir
> structure, only that it exists somewhere in that partition, so it dumps
> it in lost+found.  Making more wouldn't seem to accomplish anything...
> -Yamara, perhaps not getting the point :)
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