2.6.5 and latest Fedora Core 1 kernels cannot handle files over 2.x GB?

Stephen C. Tweedie sct at redhat.com
Fri Apr 23 16:48:49 UTC 2004


On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 16:59, Christopher Chan wrote:

> > Your filesystem is corrupt.  You need to run e2fsck to fix it up, and
> > check the files against a backup.  
> > 
> > There's not enough information here to begin to diagnose _why_ they are
> > corrupt, but on 2.4 systems it's bad hardware 99% of the time. 
> > "memtest86" is usually a good place to start.
> Thanks.
> I got the same problem under 2.6.5...same goes I guess? We had no 
> problems with reiserfs...

It could be just a one-off event that corrupted it; it could be a memory
fault that developed after you switched; it could be timing-related. 
fsck is definitely the first thing to do; memtest86 is always a useful
next step if there's any suspicion about memory corruption.


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