Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445973
kernel: EXT3-fs error
Last modified: 2010-03-04 11:55:14 EST
Description of problem:
I had this error in dmesg and messages log:
kernel: EXT3-fs error (device lvm(58,52)): ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory
#1523747: rec_len % 4 != 0 - offset=0, inode=1887007804, rec_len=15973, name_len=60
for your information the version of redhat is 3, with release 5
I don't have idea how reproducible, so somebody can explain me this error?
Apologies for the very late reply.
This could be caused by on-disk corruption, which could be due to any number of reasons. An e2fsck should repair the problem, possibly with some data loss in that directory.
If we have no reproducer for this, it's unlikely that we'll be able to deduce the root cause, as this is simply error-checking finding a problem after the corruption occurred, so I will close this.
If you continue to have the problem, and have more information about what may reproduce it, please let me know.