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SubjectRe: BUG: EXT3: linux-2.4.21-pre5
On Mar 04, 2003  02:47 +0000, Beneath wrote:
> All of a sudden, and not during any heavy disk writing sessions or
> anything, things seem to stop loading up. I.e. the system is still very
> much alive, just anything that requires disk access will hang. It's
> happened both times in X, and i was able to switch back to VT1, where
> the following error messages awaited me:
> (this is as much as i could write down)
> Several of these two messages:
> EXT3-FS error (device ide0(3,2)) in ext3 reserve_inode_write: IO failure
> EXT3-FS error (device ide0(3,2)) in ext3_get_inode ... (this then
> scrolled off the screen before i could transcribe it)

So, could you check in /var/log/messages (or whatever) to see if you
have the original error? It might not have been written to disk if the
error is on the /var filesystem. If that is the case, is it possible
for you to set up a serial console or network syslog to capture the
full errors?

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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