[CentOS] Odd fsck problem

Tue Jul 20 18:56:25 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Benjamin Franz wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/ext3-users/2007-March/msg00016.html

ARGH! We're doing rsync backups on it, and use a *lot* of hard links....
Wonnaful, wonnaful.