[CentOS] Odd fsck problem

Tue Jul 20 18:10:45 UTC 2010
Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 07/20/2010 10:57 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> In the last month - definitely after going to 5.5 - I've tried to fsck a
> drive (340 days, or some such, unchecked). 960G RAID 5, I *think*,
> possibly serial port attachment to a JetStore RAID array. Every time I
> try, it gets to 70.0%, and stops. As in, I left it run last night, having
> started it late afternoon, and around 23:00, it was still exactly there,
> not even .1% more. On that, I also had a -dd flag, since running it the
> other day with a -d gave me nothing at all of debugging info; neither did
> the dd.

I've seen e2fsck hang on large arrays (terabyte range) before, 
particularly if you have lots of hard links. It's a bug in fsck.


Benjamin Franz