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RESOLVED - RE: Ext3 problems possibly plauging me

Thank you to all who replied. 

I am very happy (for you guys anyway) to report that this 
was NOT infact caused by ext3, but rather a very very untimely
memory failure that occured during my convertion from ext2 to ext3.

It turned out that one of my PC2100 DDRs went south, and I'll
be contacting Crucial to deal with that.

Thanx again for all the help.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Ben  Rockwood
Sent:	Mon 1/28/2002 3:00 PM
To:	ext3-users redhat com
Subject:	Ext3 problems possibly plauging me


My box has been running flawlessly for months now, but in the last 2 days
hasn't stayed up for more than 5 minutes.
All this seemed to have started after I did a very very bad thing......
I ran the EXT2 to EXT3 conversion on my root filesystem.
I used the "tune2fs -j /dev/sda1" to do the deed.  After it completed
the machine ran fine (the machine was up and serving when I enabled ext3,
and I did not reboot.   At least it seemed to run fine untill about 2 hours
later when it crashed.
When I tried to boot FSCK couldn't complete.  It would hang, crash, or just refuse.
I then booted off a RH7.2 isntall CD ("rescue linux") with which I used debugfs to remove the journal and I then fscked it.  The first pass with FSCK reported something about finding a journal block on the EXT2 filesystem and do I want to clear it?  I figured this was probly a big part of my problem, so I cleared it and then completely refscked the disk.  I mounted the filesystem to make sure /etc/fstab wouldn't mount the filesystem as ext3.
Yet I'm still having the same problem.

At this point I'm not sure what to do.  I'm fighting with either a) the ext2-ext3 conversion which killed me, or b) a componant has failed and the timing has really really bad.

I've got 3 kernels avalible on the system, 2.5.1, 2.4.15, and 2.4.17-mjc.
All 3 kernels have ext3 in 'em.

Any ideas AT ALL would be very very very helpful.

Thank You.

brockwood homestead-inc com

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