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    SubjectRe: ext2_free_blocks (fwd)
       Date:   Wed, 19 Jan 2000 05:29:21 +0100 (CET)
    From: Andrea Arcangeli <>

    On Wed, 19 Jan 2000 tytso@MIT.EDU wrote:

    >[..] Since fsck -f didn't find any problems, it was probably your
    >hardware hiccuping and returning the wrong block when ext2 tried to read
    >in an indirect block. [..]

    The corrupted metadata block is been freed before fsck had a chance to run
    and once the metadata block become an unused block all returned fine.

    How do you know that? It's a plausible scenario, but only if someone
    deleted the file containing the bad indrect block before running fsck.

    - Ted

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