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Re: ext3_free_blocks



Hi,

On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 05:42:12PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> > 
> > Well, the immediate problem isn't ext3-specific --- the error message
> > is in ext2 too.  The filesystem is trying to delete a block which is
> > already free on disk.  That can happen for a huge variety of reasons:
> > bad memory, disk corruption, or any sort of kernel bugs including
> > filesystem faults, virtual memory faults or driver bugs.
> 
> Actually, this error message is the symptom of an old ext3 bug which
> happens when you unlink a file locally while it is being written via
> NFS.  (This is the one which I was tracking down while I visiting you
> in Edinburgh.)

It is a symptom of _many_ possible problems, but yes, I should
double-check the 2.2 code for NFS parallel truncate in any case.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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