Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137256
unresolvable (cyclical) error in gfs-fsck
Last modified: 2010-01-11 22:00:36 EST
Description of problem:
looping fsck giving a "unresolvable (cyclical) error"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GFS 5.2.1 on RHEL3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount gfs and run stuff
2. reboot storage device that contains GFS filesystem
3. run gfs_fsck
fsck fixing problems and exiting normally
Ask Erling for 594M logfile containing output from fsck
The problem was that two inodes were pointing to the same data and
both inodes existed and were linked to from a directory.
One inode would get removed, but later, because it was detected in the
FTW, it would be readded. When the fsck was restarted, it would
Now, when I remove the inode, I destroy the meta header as well, so
that it is considered invalid during the FTW and does not get readded.
Created attachment 105909 [details]
file containing a file system that has block conflicts
Steps to test:
1. uncompress attachment
2 [details]. run fsck on it
3. mount the file 'mount -t gfs <file> <location> -o loop
Fixed in 5.2.1, 6.0, and 6.1
An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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