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Re: ext3 dead after testing 2.6.0-test5

Hi Theodore!

On Mit, 10 Sep 2003, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> What version of e2fsck are you using?  The newer versions of e2fsck

debian/sid, i.e., 1.34+1.35-WIP-2003.08.21

> If someone finds a filesystem where e2fsck doesn't offer to clear the
> journal, I would be very interested in getting a compressed raw
> e2image dump file of the filesystem so I can reproduce it and create a
> test case.

Yes, that would be nice. But with the system being a laptop I cannot
(easily) plug in the harddisk in somewhere else, and of course I
couldn't write a dump -- I couldn't even boot.

> > Hmm. Then when are these error messages about 
> > 	journal aborted
> > or something similar from, when I booted 2.6.0-test5, while with test4
> > it was working.
> If the filesystem code detects a problem, which can be caused by a
> filesystem inconsistency on disk, or a hardware error, or a device
> driver problem of some sort, then the filesystem throws an error.
> What happens at this point depends on how the filesystem is
> configured.  The filesystem can be told to ignore the error ("don't
> worry, be happy") and just continue on.  The filesystem set so that if
> a filesystem inconsistency has been detected, the system can be forced
> to panic and reboot.  Finally, the filesystem can be mounted
> read-only.  In that case, journal writes are stopped (which is the

THis is what I have:

> remounted read-only.  There are generally other messages before the
> journal aborted message, which indicate what is really going on.

Pity that they are gone that fast and I couldn't note them down.

Well, anyway. I will try 2.6 again and see if something similar will
happen again. In case I hope to provide more information and a fs dump.

Best wishes


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