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Re: Customer Reports

   Date: Tue, 4 Dec 90 19:12 EST
   From: Brad Miller <miller@SOL.CS.ROCHESTER.EDU>

   Sorry, I meant to say that if you are running under the new flods and create
   a FEP file (e.g. :create fep file, or copying worlds), you will run into
   this problem. The work around is to boot under the old flods (it will handle
   it fine). Don't ask me why, but it does happen.

I had a feeling this is what you meant, but I simply couldn't believe it.
The FEP is completely out of the loop when Lisp accesses the disk.  Lisp
operates the I/O board directly.

I suppose it's possible that a bug (or new feature, e.g. some form of
cache?) in the new flods is causing them to write to the disk's directory,
and this is then confusing Lisp when it tries to update the directory,
resulting in an inconsistent FEP file system.