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At one point I did a du in the folder containing the bad files and it reported over 3TB of space used. There's only about 300GB available so that's obviously wrong.
I've fsck'd and it didn't find any problems, nor did it solve the problem. Any other suggestions?
Any thoughts on what would cause these files to get all screwy? It's a data partition so I could reupload everything, although it it's about 200gigs so I'd be sitting watching my cable modem hum for a couple of weeks I figure. But I'd like to make sure it's not going to happen again.
I've seen many bad drives where everything is fine as long as you don't touch a particular set of data, because that data happens to occupying the bad spots on the drive. But even then, there could be more bad spots that haven't been found yet.
In general, it's not worth the risk of keeping a drive that's known to be bad, but if it's just an isolated media defect, and not a mechanical problem, then reformatting with an error check should do it.