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Re: EXT3-fs error: ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory



"Frédéric L. W. Meunier" wrote:
> 
> ...
> Jun 22 02:35:51 pervalidus kernel: EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,3)):
> ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #290811: directory entry across
> blocks - offset=12, inode=354971, rec_len=16396, name_len=2

16396 == 0x400c

> I unmounted /usr/local/src, ran fsck, and this time it reported no
> errors, what wasn't the case with ext2 (although I didn't see any
> changes by fsck):

This would indicate that the data on-disk was correct, and
the data in memory had a single-bit-error.

I'd say you have bad RAM.  Probably the bad RAM contents
happened to get written back to disk on ext2, but not with
ext3 - just a fluke.





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