Bug 445973 - kernel: EXT3-fs error
kernel: EXT3-fs error
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2008-05-10 15:37 EDT by Bouraoui
Modified: 2010-03-04 11:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-04 11:55:14 EST
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Description Bouraoui 2008-05-10 15:37:20 EDT
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?
many thinks
Comment 1 Eric Sandeen 2010-03-04 11:55:14 EST
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.


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