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 Severe SD card corruption 
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Post Severe SD card corruption
Hi all,

I left a Utilite Standard running continuously for a few weeks. Eventually it stopped working, and restarting it resulted in a kernel panic. Running fsck on the SD card revealed a huge number of errors on the ext4 root filesystem (more than I would expect from an unclean shutdown), and once those errors were fixed, nearly all of the files were gone. This has happened twice so far, although I've never been able to reproduce it deliberately.

Has anyone else experienced issues with filesystem corruption major enough to prevent rebooting and wipe out most files? Are there any known likely causes for such corruption? I realize SD cards have a relatively short lifespan, but I'd like to get a better sense of how common this situation is.


Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:21 pm

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Post Re: Severe SD card corruption
Depending on what you're doing, ext4 can be a little harsh on SD cards. Consider using f2fs instead. I've successfully used it as / on an SD card under Debian Jessie. That wasn't on a Utilite but hey.

Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:09 pm
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