Bug 975450 - 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)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Ondrej Holy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 972609
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Reported: 2013-06-18 09:45 EDT by Alick Zhao
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:52 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Clone Of: 972609
Last Closed: 2014-02-05 16:52:07 EST
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Description Alick Zhao 2013-06-18 09:45:40 EDT
I see this issue too on Fedora 18. The gvfs version is 1.14.2-4 .

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #972609 +++

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.

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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.

--- Additional comment from Fedora Update System on 2013-06-14 19:02:34 CST ---

gvfs-1.16.3-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

--- Additional comment from Fedora Update System on 2013-06-15 07:14:02 CST ---

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).

--- Additional comment from Fedora Update System on 2013-06-18 14:18:36 CST ---

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 1 Thomas Moschny 2013-06-26 05:34:00 EDT
Confirming this also happens on F18, please fix.
Comment 2 D. Wagner 2013-07-21 00:18:35 EDT
I can reproduce this on a fully-updated Fedora 18 system.  I get these messages whenever I run evince.

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