Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30937
Race condition in e2fsck output
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:03 EDT
e2fsck output seems to have a race condition of some sort. It prints
warning messages like so:
Inode XXX ...
/: Inode XXX ...
/: Inode XXX
/: Inode XXX
Is this checking multiple drives at the same time?
All warnings are from the same volume.
There was a bug in e2fsprogs which had it run several partitions from a volumne
just one. Can you please make sure you have e2fsprogs-1.19-3 or higher?
Does it still happen then?
I have 1.19-3 (updated yesterday from beta.rhn), and it still tries to check
multiple volumes on the same physical drive simultaneously.
1.19-4 from Red Hat Linux 7.1 should have a longer list of devices which are
checked to be
on the same disk. I have today put a new rpm based on e2fsprogs-1.20 into
rawhide and that
rpm should have even better logic to detect partitions on the same disk.
So I think this bug should be closed now. Please reopen if you still have
(I have uploaded the current rpm to http://people.redhat.com/laroche/)
Wait a sec :)
This bug wasn't related to multiple volumes. It was about e2fsck printing output
like that in the initial bug report above (that is, some lines are formatted "/:
Inode XXX..." while other lines have a carriage return between the label and the
message.) This happens while checking the root partition, when no other volumes
are being checked.
I still see this behavior on 7.1-release.