journal has aborted

Mike Miller mike.miller at
Fri Nov 2 21:54:17 UTC 2007

We are encountering spurious errors with ext3. After some period of heavy IO
we may see messages similiar to:

EXT3-fs error (device cciss/c0d0p5) in start_transaction: Journal has

When this happens the filesystem is remounted read-only. If it's the root
filesystem the system becomes unresponsive and must be rebooted. An fsck on
the affected filesystem shows lots of corruption.
Any ideas on what we can do to help isolate this problem? We have 64 nodes
and the problem is random.


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