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Subject[2.5.69] ext3 error: rec_len %% 4 != 0
Sometimes, our 2.5 test machine (actually, it's a production machine,
please don't ask why we can't use 2.4 *sigh*) stops with an ext3 error
message. We have now activated proper logging, and that's what we

May 28 03:23:00 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device md0): ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #16056745: rec_len %% 4 != 0 - offset=52, inode=431743, rec_len=37017, name_len=41
May 28 03:23:00 kernel: Aborting journal on device md0.
May 28 03:23:00 kernel: ext3_abort called.
May 28 03:23:00 kernel: EXT3-fs abort (device md0): ext3_journal_start: Detected aborted journal
May 28 03:23:00 kernel: Remounting filesystem read-only
May 28 03:23:00 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device md0) in ext3_commit_write: IO failure
May 28 03:23:00 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device md0) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted

What could cause this? Spurious data transmission errors? md0 is a
RAID-5, the machine is a Siemens Primergy H450 (Quad Pentium 4/Xeon, 4
GB RAM, two-channel Adaptec aic7899 Ultra160 SCSI adapter).

According to fsck.ext3, the on-disk data structures are clean, and if
I run "find" across the file system after the reboot, it doesn't
complain about bad directory entries, either.
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