Copyright 2004 by M. Uli Kusterer Fri, 29 Nov -1901 11:06:32 GMT Comments on article blog-hard-disk-problem at Zathras.de http://www.zathras.de/angelweb/blog-hard-disk-problem.htm blog-hard-disk-problem Comments witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) en-us Comment 2 by Uli Kusterer http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-hard-disk-problem.htm#comment2 http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-hard-disk-problem.htm#comment2 Uli Kusterer writes:
I hope it was something else... my hard disk was pretty full, and while I never had anything as fatal as this, OS X never was very graceful when swap space got low, so that's my current guess. Concurrency issues would indicate a really severe problem, especially considering most modern Macs run several cores. The likelihood just increased quadfold ;-)

As to Disk Warrior, their site indicated they didn't have a version for Intel Macs yet, so I looked for alternatives. I'd rather extract the data without running the risk of damaging my file system even more, so Data Rescue seemed the next best option. Also, on a more emotional level, I rvaguely emembered having read complaints about Disk Warrior once, and DRII seemed familiar (probably from ads on VT or something).

Oh, and yeah, I love the shirts, too. I'm planning to make similar ones available via the Moose Spreadshirt Shop eventually, but it's a little complicated as they seem to have much stricter criteria on the dimensions of the image than my local shirt shop.
Comment 1 by Stephane http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-hard-disk-problem.htm#comment1 http://zathras.de/angelweb/blog-hard-disk-problem.htm#comment1 Might be a concurrent disk access which caused the issue. It's not as if Mac OS X was free of bugs.

Couldn't Disk Warrior fix the problems?

BTW, nice T-Shirts at the WWDC.