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Re: Serious problem, argh...



Hi,

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 05:56:56PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 09:16:51AM -0400, Shirish Hemant Phatak wrote:
> > 
> >  I noticed that ext3 filesystems formatted with very old versions (> 6-8
> > months) of mke2fs/tune2fs  exhibit this problem with the newer e2fsck tools.
> > I have seen identical error messages even though there was no way these
> > filesystems were using external journal devices. Maybe older tools had a bug
> > or were setting fields that should not have been set while creating the
> > journal? My solution was to drop the journal using tune2fs, fsck the
> > filesystem and then re-add the journal.
> 
> Thanks for the tip; I'll try checking out older versions of e2fsprogs
> from the Bitkeeper repository and see if I can replicate the problem.
> Would you happen to remember what version number of mke2fs you were
> using at the time? 

Sounds like a bug in some old (0.0.5d and earlier) 2.2 code, where we
didn't fully zero-out the unused portions of the journal superblock
when creating it.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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