There is a race condition somewhere in linux-2.2.15 and 2.2.16 that is
Cut and save the included 'Makefile'.
mv Makefile zam
Make sure you are in the empty directory with only "Makefile"
while true ; do make clean ; done
The file, Makefile, will be deleted. A zero-length one will sometimes
remain in /tmp
----- Makefile -------
# Warning!! Put this in an EMPTY subdirectory.
mv Makefile /tmp
rm -r *
mv /tmp/Makefile .
Now I know that you don't DO things like this. Please, this is
a demonstration, specifically designed to show a problem that
sometimes occurs in much more subtle ways. This problem can
result in missing source-code files in large directory trees
after working on them for 8-10 solid hours. NotGood(tm).
Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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