Odd files in lost+found directory on a 3550 switch

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Has anyone ever seen a large number of files in a directory called lost+found? See files below.


FOA_copper_inf#dir

Directory of flash:/


20:09:57 +00:00 lost+found

88 -rwx 39 May 28 2009 16128000 bytes total (2881024 bytes free)

FOA_copper_inf#cd lost+found

FOA_copper_inf#dir

Directory of flash:/lost+found/


3 drw- 64 Jan 1 1970 00:00:28 +00:00 00003


16128000 bytes total (2881024 bytes free)

FOA_copper_inf#cd 00003

FOA_copper_inf#dir

Directory of flash:/lost+found/00003/


4 drwx 2688 Mar 1 1993 00:06:22 +00:00 html


16128000 bytes total (2881024 bytes free)

FOA_copper_inf#cd html

FOA_copper_inf#dir

Directory of flash:/lost+found/00003/html/


5 -rwx 154860 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 cms_boot.jar

6 -rwx 576 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 start.html

7 -rwx 2441 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 custom_cms.html

8 -rwx 2301 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 test.htm

9 -rwx 1392 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 not_supported.html

10 -rwx 22131 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 cms_splash.gif

11 -rwx 2822 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 cluster.html

12 -rwx 510 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 cms_13.html

13 -rwx 152 Mar 1 1993 00:05:09 +00:00 err.html

14 -rwx 25035 Mar 1 1993 00:05:10 +00:00 xhome.htm

15 -rwx 3092 Mar 1 1993 00:05:10 +00:00 appsui.js

16 -rwx 10627 Mar 1 1993 00:05:10 +00:00 sitewide.js

17 -rwx 61957 Mar 1 1993 00:05:11 +00:00 express-setup.htm

18 -rwx 21818 Mar 1 1993 00:05:12 +00:00 tools.htm

19 -rwx 22332 Mar 1 1993 00:05:12 +00:00 doc.htm

20 -rwx 182 Mar 1 1993 00:05:12 +00:00 back-exp.htm

21 -rwx 11521 Mar 1 1993 00:05:12 +00:00 forms.js

22 -rwx 3364 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 stylesheet.css

23 -rwx 1216 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 cmsplugin.js

24 -rwx 2851 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 troubleshooting_OS.htm

25 -rwx 8893 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 troubleshooting_JavaScript.htm

26 -rwx 3704 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 troubleshooting_Browser.htm

27 -rwx 2097 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 ie_page.htm

28 -rwx 4830 Mar 1 1993 00:05:13 +00:00 troubleshooting_CMSPlugin.htm

29 -rwx 24978 Mar 1 1993 00:05:14 +00:00 common.js

30 -rwx 21107 Mar 1 1993 00:05:14 +00:00 net_report.htm

31 -rwx 21165 Mar 1 1993 00:05:15 +00:00 ie_report.htm

32 -rwx 605 Mar 1 1993 00:05:15 +00:00 homepage.htm

33 -rwx 1774 Mar 1 1993 00:05:15 +00:00 splash_screen.htm

34 -rwx 13065 Mar 1 1993 00:05:15 +00:00 tools_help.htm

35 -rwx 16098 Mar 1 1993 00:05:15 +00:00 home_help.htm

36 -rwx 14118 Mar 1 1993 00:05:16 +00:00 doc_help.htm

37 -rwx 11465 Mar 1 1993 00:05:16 +00:00 ip_help.htm

38 -rwx 22604 Mar 1 1993 00:05:16 +00:00 es_help.htm

39 drwx 2496 Mar 1 1993 00:05:20 +00:00 ximages

79 -rwx 57732 Mar 1 1993 00:05:21 +00:00 CiscoChartPanel.sgz

80 -rwx 1903 Mar 1 1993 00:05:21 +00:00 Redirect.jar

81 -rwx 2110981 Mar 1 1993 00:06:07 +00:00 CMS.pfj

82 -rwx 192060 Mar 1 1993 00:06:11 +00:00 images.sgz

83 -rwx 526936 Mar 1 1993 00:06:22 +00:00 help.sgz

84 -rwx 277 Mar 1 1993 00:06:22 +00:00 distinfo.dat

85 -rwx 47916 Mar 1 1993 00:06:23 +00:00 cms_disc.sgz


16128000 bytes total (2881024 bytes free)

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John Blakley Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:41
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In Linux, the lost+found folder is where corrupted files are put after a filesystem check. Has your switch crashed?


HTH,

John

Dennis Mink Fri, 05/29/2009 - 03:34
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download a few, they are mainly html files, so you should be able see what they are and maybe track back waht they were used for,


then decide to delete them or not

You bet. I did this and found them to be related to Cisco switch stacking "clustering". Don't know why they are there or for that matter, the security impact of the TCL tool control language being used for the Call Home feature. That tool is also installed on machines when you download a new IOS now. It seems like another set of services to be aware of. Thanks for the suggestion. Have a fine weekend..

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