Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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By default, the SCO mkdev fs script creates 62 empty entries in lost+found. Linux does
something similar, with mklost+found but apparently chooses the
size based on some algorithm.
This can be important in the event of a crash: if lost+found is not big enough, fsck can't save the orphaned files.
(More modern file system fsck's CAN allocate lost+found space as needed)
If you'd like to make more, use a variant of the following
for a in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
for b in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
rm -f /lost+found/*
The above will create 100 entries. Season to taste.
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