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SubjectRe: possible partition corruption
Thomas Molina <> wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Thomas Molina <> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Everything you describe is consistent with a kernel which does not have ext3
> > > > compiled into it.
> > > ...
> > > I'm aware of that.
> >
> > In that case you may be experiencing the mysterious vanishing
> > ext3_read_super-doesn't-work bug. Usually a recompile/relink makes it go
> > away. I haven't seen it in months.
> >
> > Could you please drop this additional debugging in there and see
> > what happens?
> I'll try it, but a question did occur to me. I got the hang while booting
> a freshly-compiled 2.5.59, but the error message was received after
> supposedly cleaning and recovering the journal. That was using the stock
> RedHat 8.0 kernel, 2.4.18-24.8.0, which most certainly does have ext3
> support. Would the bug you described affect a following boot into a
> totally different kernel?

The error message you saw was ext2 saying "I don't know how to deal with
uncleanly shut-down ext3 filesystems".

The kernel will try to mount the fs as ext3 first, and then as ext2.

For some reason the ext3 attempt is not successful, so it falls through to
ext2 and that is the first message we see.

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