[CentOS] /dev/mapper/cl-root filesystem corrupted?

Mon Dec 7 04:43:37 UTC 2020
Anthony K <akcentos at anroet.com>

On 7/12/20 12:20 pm, Robert G. (Doc) Savage via CentOS wrote:
> A client's (truly ancient) file server running CentOS 7 suddenly
> started misbehaving, and I believe the ext4 filesystem on
> /dev/mapper/cl-root may be corrupted. A reboot fails with a file system
> check and drops me into maintenance mode. I tried booting from a live
> C7 DVD and as root running e2fsck. It complains that the superblock
> could not be read and suggests running "e2fsck -b 8193 <device>". That
> also fails.
> Is there a way to more forcefully "encourage" e2fsck to do its job
> without totally destroying that filesystem?
> --Doc Savage
>      Fairview Heights, IL
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I'd say first make sure the hardware is in good order.  If you have a 
faulty motherboard, CPU, and/or RAM, you might not be able to do 
anything and could end up losing precious data if you manage to 
forcefully "encourage" it.