We hit ext3_warning (inode->i_sb, "ext3_block_to_path", "block < 0");

Ingo Oeser kernel-bugs at axxeo.de
Wed May 3 12:54:56 UTC 2006

Dear ext3-users,

we hit this condition in fs/ext3/inode.c:ext3_block_to_path()

 if (i_block < 0) {
                ext3_warning (inode->i_sb, "ext3_block_to_path", "block < 0");

occasionally on two identical PATA-IDE disks copied over per filesystem-rsync.

What is the impact of this condition?

- Kernel was, CONFIG_LBD is not set but CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G=y
  (I can provide further details, if required)
- S.M.A.R.T meant everything is ok on both disks.
- Machine has been rebooted and fscked (180 days without reboot).
- Result of this fsck is not known.

The condition didn't happen after this anymore.


Ingo Oeser
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