There was another report of Shapefile corruption earlier with 2.14 which I 
thought it could be side effects of the solution for #11007:


-----Original Message-----
From: Qgis-developer [] On Behalf 
Of Giovanni Manghi
Sent: 16 September 2016 09:55
Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Warning - shapefile corruption on 2.16/master and 
how to recover

Hi all,

> While I've hit this issue maybe 3 or 4 times in the last 2 months, I 
> haven't been able to track down exactly what causes this. It seems 
> related to using the split or reshape tool on a shapefile, then saving 
> the changes and getting the errors "Cannot reopen datasource
> xxx.shp|layerid=0 in read-only mode" and "Data source is invalid 
> (Unable to open xxx.shx or xxx.SHX.Try --config SHAPE_RESTORE_SHX true 
> to restore or create it)" in the log.
> A full report is at

geez... this unfortunately sounds familiar... remember all the issues with 
deleted features and shapefiles opened in software other than QGIS?

Can this be something related to that?


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