[linux-lvm]Re: corrupt /dev/lvm - bizzare properties

Rainer krienke rainer at krienke.org
Sun Feb 8 17:50:23 UTC 2004

Am Sonntag, 8. Februar 2004 13:00 schrieb Chris Doherty:
> Quoting Måns Rullgård <mru at kth.se>:
> > Chris Doherty <chris.doherty at adelaide.edu.au> writes:
> > > I've been using LVM happily for several months without any
> > > complaints or problems.  This morning that all changed.  The boot
> > > process stopped cold when lvm-mod (w|c)ouldn't load.  My first
> > > impulse was to fsck, which I did as a matter of course.  Eventually,
> > > I stumbled across what appears to be the source of my problem:
> > >
> > > root at connect4:~# ls -la /dev/lvm
> > > ?---rws-w-  8306 840966198 976250230 875573298 Sep 24  2004 /dev/lvm
> >
> > Your filesystem seems to have taken some heavy blows.  You should fsck
> > it properly.  You might need the -f flag to fsck to force a complete
> > check if filesystem is marked clean.
> the filesystem can't be mounted (which is the really worrying part) so i
> can't fsck it.

A filesystem that is to be fscked can and may *never* be mounted when 
performing an fsck. Usually all fsck tools won't do anything but stop if the 
filesystem (fsck was called for)  is currently mounted! If your root 
filesystem is corrupt boot from a rescue CD or similar and then check the 

Have a nice day
Rainer Krienke, rainer at krienke.org
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