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How to Solve Zero Length File Problem in Linux�s Ext4 File System

May 11, 2010, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Patrick)

"The ext4 (fourth extended) is a journaled file system of Linux that has many benefits compared to its predecessors, such as support for backward compatibility, large file system, delayed allocation, etc. However, the delayed allocation feature sometimes poses problems for the Linux system. The Linux system based on ext4 file system may encounter inconsistencies in the files in case of a power surge. To overcome this behavior, you should take appropriate corrective measures. However, if no method employed by you is successful then you should use a third-party Linux recovery software to do the needful.

"Consider a scenario wherein you are working on a Linux system. Suddenly, there is a power loss and the system shuts down abruptly. When the power is restored, you switch on the system and find that the files that you created just before the crash are showing zero bytes."

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