Frequent metadata corruption with ext3 + hard power-off

Theodore Tso tytso at
Sun Mar 18 13:33:59 UTC 2007

It sounds like you have a disk which is doing very aggressive write
caching.  If you are using a new enough kernel (2.6.9 or greater
should have this), adding "barrier=1" to your mount options should
help.  We should probably make this the default at this point...

						- Ted

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