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SubjectRe: SquashFS io errors - zlib_inflate tried to decompress too much data
On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 11:33, Bruno Prémont <> wrote:
> With 2.6.29-rc7-git5 (x86, 32bit) I get the following errors on assumed
> correct squashfs images (generated with mksquashfs from CVS, dated
> 2009-03-14)
> [ 3481.692558] SQUASHFS error: zlib_inflate tried to decompress too much data, expected 8192 bytes.  Zlib data probably corrupt
> [ 3481.692571] SQUASHFS error: squashfs_read_data failed to read block 0x29375e0
> [ 3481.692579] SQUASHFS error: Unable to read metadata cache entry [29375e0]
> [ 3481.692586] SQUASHFS error: Unable to read inode 0x6a04a05ed
> The same happens on with all squashfs patches from 2.6.29-rc8
> applied to it (x86, 64bit).

A fix for this has entered mainline:

commit 363911d027d1de1c6df79eb3f487f5476b9619f4
Author: Phillip Lougher <>
Date:   Thu Mar 12 03:23:48 2009 +0000

    Squashfs: Valid filesystems are flagged as bad by the corrupted fs patch



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