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Re: puzzling error message



Hi,

On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 10:43:27PM +0000, Matthew Dickinson wrote:
 
> RedHat 7.2, ext3 on /, kernel 2.4.18p1.
> 
> whilst updatedb was running, i had these messages appear...
> 
> Jan  6 22:18:42 jaguar kernel: EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,3)): 
> ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #147553: rec_len %% 4 != 0 - 
> offset=0, inode=1651076143, rec_len=19527, name_len=85
> Jan  6 22:18:42 jaguar kernel: EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,3)): 
> ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #50619: rec_len is too small for 
> name_len - offset=0, inode=574907, rec_len=12, name_len=9
> Jan  6 22:18:43 jaguar kernel: EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,3)): 
> ext3_readdir: bad entry in directory #341627: rec_len is too small for 
> name_len - offset=0, inode=865915, rec_len=12, name_len=9
> 
> i'm suspicious i have a hard disk error (it's a new laptop that's less 
> than a month old) and i wouldn't mind proof!

Quite possibly.  I'd do a forced fsck and see if the disk really has
errors, or if it's simply a read error.  Are there any other sorts of
errors in the logs?

Cheers,
 Stephen





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