Bug 430278 - ext3 driver misbehaviour on non-default cluster size
Summary: ext3 driver misbehaviour on non-default cluster size
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-25 19:20 UTC by The Source
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:51:04 UTC
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Description The Source 2008-01-25 19:20:13 UTC
Description of problem:
I noticed that when ext3 volume has cluster size 1K instead of default some
strange minor errors appear on it periodically:
Entry int <some path> <some number> '..' on /dev/sda5 has filetype set. CLEARED.

Also if installation partition has non-default cluster size, Fedora installer
frequently fails to install system properly: sometimes rpm db becomes corrupt
during the installation and not all packages are installed, sometimes it is
corrupt after installation and must be rebuilt. If cluster size is default then
everything is always installed properly. This installer error became especially
frequent in Fedora 8.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
first appeared long ago. Became frequent in

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Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-01-25 19:55:26 UTC
I wonder if anyone even tests ext3 with 1k blocks?

Comment 2 Eric Sandeen 2008-01-25 20:07:23 UTC
for /boot, yeah, though that doesn't get much abuse.

Also, mandriva messed up and installed all their systems on 1k; chaos ensued.

I'll test it on rawhide.  I could sure use a simple reproducer.  Hm, I'll point
fsx at a 1k-block fs for a while.



Comment 3 Eric Sandeen 2008-01-25 22:02:27 UTC
well, 1k block install of rawhide passed, and left me with a clean filesystem...
still, something is going on.  Guess I'll try F8...

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