Bug 972609 - Lots of "GVFS-WARNING **: meta_journal_iterate: [...] possible journal corruption"
Lots of "GVFS-WARNING **: meta_journal_iterate: [...] possible journal corrup...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gvfs (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
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Assigned To: Ondrej Holy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 975450
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Reported: 2013-06-10 04:27 EDT by oliver
Modified: 2014-02-05 18:11 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gvfs-1.16.3-1.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 18:11:26 EST
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Description oliver 2013-06-10 04:27:42 EDT
Description of problem:
When using various Gnome-based applications, there is a continuous stream of warnings of the type 
(evince:24877): GVFS-WARNING **: meta_journal_iterate: found short sized entry, possible journal corruption
No apparent problems, but the issue is highly annoying because it clutters all terminal windows (I usually start applications from the shell) with such messages.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-based applications (e.g. evince) from the shell
2. Warning messages appear in terminal in large numbers

Actual results:
See above.
Expected results:
No GVFS-warnings.

Additional info:
This issue has been discussed on the Arch Linux forum at
with no clear resolution.  I can also confirm that evince crashes all the time as reported in this thread, but I have no indication that this is related to the GVFS warnings, in particular since the warning messages appear with lots of other applications as well which don't crash left and right.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2013-06-14 07:02:34 EDT
gvfs-1.16.3-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-06-14 19:14:02 EDT
Package gvfs-1.16.3-1.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gvfs-1.16.3-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-06-18 02:18:36 EDT
gvfs-1.16.3-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 4 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-08-06 08:12:00 EDT
Same in f18 xsessionerrors.

(caja:19009): GVFS-WARNING **: meta_journal_iterate: found short sized entry, possible journal corruption

Please fix.
Comment 5 The PowerTool 2013-08-18 20:56:35 EDT
I'm also seeing this in F18 (~/.cache/gdm/session.log)

]# yum info gvfs
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite.
Installed Packages
Name        : gvfs
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 1.14.2
Release     : 4.fc18
Size        : 6.4 M
Repo        : installed
From repo   : updates
Summary     : Backends for the gio framework in GLib
URL         : http://www.gtk.org
License     : GPLv3 and LGPLv2+
Description : The gvfs package provides backend implementations for the gio
            : framework in GLib. It includes ftp, sftp, cifs.
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