"bit already cleared" messages

Stephen C. Tweedie sct at redhat.com
Fri Sep 10 16:09:27 UTC 2004


On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 21:38, Sudhir Srinivasan wrote:
> There's been a lot of discussion in the past on
> these somewhat-mysterious "bit already cleared" 
> messages appearing in the logs when using Ext3
> file systems.

Well, ultimately it means that the data on disk is corrupt.  But whether
that's a software or a hardware fault requires much more data to
analyse, and each case may be unique.


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