Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430278
ext3 driver misbehaviour on non-default cluster size
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:51:04 EST
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 184.108.40.206
Steps to Reproduce:
I wonder if anyone even tests ext3 with 1k blocks?
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.
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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