[Techtalk] EXT2-fs error?

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Thu Nov 14 20:35:36 EST 2002

Hi Therese,

On Thu, 2002-11-14 at 19:09, Therese Gustafsson wrote:
> I just got this error in /var/log/kern.log and I have
> no idea what's wrong or what I should do. Can anyone
> help me? What should I do?

This looks like a corrupt filesystem or hardware.

> Nov 14 18:52:47 tgudv97 kernel: EXT2-fs error (device
> ide0(3,1)): ext2_check_page: bad entry in directory
> #2726
> 86: unaligned directory entry - offset=0,
> inode=1634232618, rec_len=25710, name_len=108

... some directory contains (at least partially) garbage.

> Nov 14 18:52:47 tgudv97 kernel: Remounting filesystem
> read-only

That's a safety measure the kernel's taken to prevent further confusion
on the FS.

I would backup the partition (still mounted read-only) and then run the
filesystem check on it.

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