gjournal & fsck

Brian McCann bjmccann at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 15:58:42 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't have any "exotic"  hardware myself - the article was written with
> standard SATA disks as examples.
> As I understand, the "consistent" message comes up when the journal is
> actually used to return the filesystem to a consistent state (what would
> happen after a power failure, when the filesystem is "dirty") and the
> "clean" message means there was no inconsistency between the filesystem and
> journal (a normat shutdown of the filesystem).  If it comes up as "clean", I
> wonder why fsck kicks in at all...

The only thing I can think of is the "dirty bit" is still set on the
file system, so it insists on fsck'ing it...but I'm obviously fuzzy on
the whole thing.

Interestingly enough...I checked dmesg.boot on one of the 8.6TB
machines (which is running a completely different controller...a 3Ware
9550)...and I didn't get those BIO_FLUSH errors...

Again, thanks for your help!  If you think of anything, please let me
know...this is getting old fast since the box has hung twice this week

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