[Techtalk] Filesystem corruption?
bsweeney at physics.ucsb.edu
Mon Nov 19 18:50:22 EST 2001
Having some weird filesystem corruption with a linux 2.2.5-22 ext2 box.
Here's the deal:
User's started complaining about files getting corrupted. Log shows
errors like the following:
kernel: EXT2-fs warning (device sd(8,33)): ext2_free_inode: bit already
cleared for inode 372903
kernel: find_dentry_by_ino: getting root dentry for 08:21 failed
kernel: lookup_by_inode: ino 372903 not found in /
and similar errors. I tried:
1) Swapping out memory
2) Swapping out hard drive
3) Swapping out SCSI controller
4) Swapping out SCSI cable
5) Swapping out NIC card (just for fun ;-))
Still get the error. I'm about to recompile the kernel, but I don't
think that's gonna do it.
Online I found issues relating to old 2.0 kernels with ext2fs
corruption, and some other people swearing it had to be memory or hard
drive, but that doesn't seem to have helped.
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