Ext3 Journal corruption on hitachi deskstars

Stephen C. Tweedie sct at redhat.com
Wed Feb 9 13:39:24 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 20:38, greg.martin at ddos.com wrote:
> I recently came across an enormous cluster of x86 clone machines running 
> fedora core 1 (2.4.24) which have typically all intel or amd have VIA IDE 
> chipsets. 
> They frequently experience corrupted journals rendering the ext3 partition 
> in read-only mode.

When ext3 first takes a filesystem offline/readonly, it always logs an
initial message explaining why it's doing so.  You'll need to capture
that log message.

Obviously, if it's the filesystem containing /var/ that went readonly,
then /var/log/messages won't contain the information; but "dmesg" may,
and you can set up serial or network console to capture it.


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