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<EMACS> directory truncated?
- To: bug-system@OZ.AI.MIT.EDU, bug-emacs@OZ.AI.MIT.EDU
- Subject: <EMACS> directory truncated?
- From: "Pandora B. Berman" <CENT@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 86 03:21:14 EDT
- Cc: JINX@AI.AI.MIT.EDU
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1986 14:35 EDT
From: Rob Austein <SRA@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU>
To: Bill Rozas <JINX%OZ.AI.MIT.EDU@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU>
Subject: <EMACS> directory truncated?
Date: Wednesday, 10 September 1986 11:46-EDT
From: Bill Rozas <JINX%OZ.AI.MIT.EDU@XX.LCS.MIT.EDU>
Re: <EMACS> directory truncated?
What has happened to the rest of the <EMACS> directory? The last
file is MM..., and everything afterwards has disappeared. Has it
migrated elsewhere, or has it been lost?
Bit rot on OZ:. Page 30 of the directory file is totally random.
Futher examination shows that the index block for the directory file
has its BAT bit turned on (ie, is known to be possibly corrupt). It
seems that GTJFN% is still able to find specific files via the symbol
table, but it can't do a wildcard directory past the bogus page (which
is why EMACS can still load the TWENEX library but doing @DIR fails).
Somebody will have to take OZ down, flush and rebuild the EMACS
directory, and run CHECKD to salvage the lost pages. Trying to patch
the current directory file back together is hopeless.
done. kudos to leigh klotz who built a new emacs when the old one didn't
work after reloading (mismatched version numbers, he said).
Evidence for the postmortem is in OZ:<SRA>EMACS.*, for the curious.
PS: DIRPNT and DIRTST should -not- be allowed to go offline. I had to
port the XX copies.
i have no idea where these are. please set them perpetual if you want them
alive that badly.