On Tue, Jul 5, 2016, at 13:01, Jeffrey Bouquet wrote:
> Main disk would not boot cleanly.
> could not fsck_ffs, cannot find inode
> files went missing from /etc (make.conf, pf.conf, firewall*, 
> file went missing from rc.d
> files went missing from /etc/X11
> shell history file remained locked.
> find suddenly could not find /usr/local/lib/*/libc.so.5
> freecolor could not find its libraries
> Xorg could not find lib* in /usr/local/lib
> etc
> somewhat fixed those from backup.
> Which hosed the latest pkg install * upgrades (byobu bump, etc) which I
> reinstalled
> Put the disk on backup, latter mountroot, ran fsck_ffs on the failing
> disk /root and /usr, multiple times,
> ......
> Inexplicably got all libraries back, working, and files restored AS FAR
> but as usual in this case, which happens at least twice a year, although
> I restore
> the desktop and programs (usually) to a working state, with adequate
> backups,

Are you getting UFS corruption and have SU+J enabled? You might want to
turn off SU+J and just use SU. That's probably the issue.

  Mark Felder
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