e2fsck Looping?

Andreas Dilger adilger at clusterfs.com
Mon Feb 21 17:46:46 UTC 2005

On Feb 21, 2005  17:23 +0000, Yaego Stephen wrote:
> Helping a friend fix a computer that was having severe, weird troubles.
> Reformatted (from XP) and installed Fedora. Install went ok, on first boot,
> however, filesystem was READONLY for some reason.
> Knew hard drive was suspect, so I e2fsck'd it over and over all night long, fall
> asleep next to the computer. This morning, Fedora boots fine, login not a
> problem, so I shut down and fsck it again, for kicks.
> What happens:
> ----
> e2fsck keeps complaining about too many illegal blocks in inode 7.
> Clear inode? Yeah
> Error reading block #### (Attempt...) while reading indirect blocks of inode
> ##### ignore error? Yeah
> Force rewrite? Yeah
> Restarting e2fsck from the beginning....
> /dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
> Inode 7 has illegal blocks. Clear? Yeah
> *GOTO top*

This is a known bug, please update to e2fsprogs-1.36.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
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