Bug 152882 - File system corruption running kernel 2.4.20-37.7.legacy (SMP)
File system corruption running kernel 2.4.20-37.7.legacy (SMP)
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: General (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2005-01-12 05:21 EST by Steve Knodle
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Description David Lawrence 2005-03-30 18:30:51 EST
File system corruption after running kernel 2.4.20-37.7.legacy (SMP) 
on a dual processor IBM x345.  Several files became "invisible" unless
the system is booted in rescue mode from the install CD. "e2fsck -f" reports
no problems when run either from rescue mode or multiuser mode on new lernel.
One of these files is "/usr/bin/yum".  From rescue mode, I can   tar these
files, untar them to another file system, and the files are visible normally.

Attempts to create a file (as root) named "/usr/bin/yum" while running kernel
2.4.20-37.7.legacy (SMP) returns the error "permission denied".

This indicates two problems:
1. possible race condition in SMP file system code (hard to find)
2. insufficient consistency checks in "e2fsck" that do not detect this
   error condition. (much easier to find)

As soon as time permits, I will run "fsdebug" against this file system,
and examine binary dumps of the directories involved in an attempt to determine
what inconsistency is not being caught by e2fsck.

------- Additional Comments From slk@bu.edu 2005-01-12 12:32:43 ----


Some idiot had configured this machine to NFS-mount "/usr/bin" off another!!!!
When I helped with the upgrade, things worked fine until the last stages of the 

Sorry to bother you..

------- Bug moved to this database by dkl@redhat.com 2005-03-30 18:30 -------

This bug previously known as bug 2376 at https://bugzilla.fedora.us/
Originally filed under the Fedora Legacy product and General component.

Unknown priority P2. Setting to default priority "normal".
Unknown platform PC. Setting to default platform "All".
Setting qa contact to the default for this product.
   This bug either had no qa contact or an invalid one.

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