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SubjectRe: possible partition corruption
On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Thomas Molina <tmolina@cox.net> wrote:
> >
> > I have run into an apparent anomaly while compiling/testing 2.5.59-bk. My
> > normal mode of operation is to do a daily bk pull to get the latest csets
> > and do a compile/boot run. After yesterday's I started seeing problems on
> > reboot. During the reboot I would get the OK booting the kernel followed
> > by a system freeze. After a forced reboot into a stock RedHat 8.0 2.4
> > kernel I would see the system misidentify my boot partiton as an ext2
> > partition and the following messages would appear:
> >
>
> Everything you describe is consistent with a kernel which does not have ext3
> compiled into it.
>
> > EXT2-fs: ide0(3,8): couldn't mount because of unsupported optional feature
> > (4).
> > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:08
> >
>
> That is an ext3 filesystem in the "needs journal recovery" state. ext2
> cannot mount that until either fsck or the ext3 kernel driver has run
> recovery.
>
> grep EXT3 .config ??
>

I'm aware of that. I attached the config file showing ext3 was compiled
in. I went through several iterations to ensure that having the proper
filesystem compiled in was done.

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