"corrupted orphan linked list" on my home filesystem

Paulo Cavalcanti promac at gmail.com
Sun Dec 31 11:42:39 UTC 2006

> for the second time in a few days, my /home filesystem
> (/dev/fc5/home, the name being a holdover when i was running FC5 under
> LVM2 on this system) magically reverted to "read-only" status, forcing
> me to reboot, at which point i was told:
     "Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list were
> found."

> requiring e2fsck to fix all sorts of apparent corruption.

>  once is a bit weird, twice is a definite pattern.  has anyone else
> seen this lately?  kernel is 2.6.18-1.2868.fc6.

Yes I did. I got it two days in a row. It turns out that it was DMA disk
The kernel then remount the disk read only.

Use smartmontools to check your disk status:

sudo /usr/sbin/smartctl -a /dev/hdx

There must be some errors logged.

The cause? Who knows ....
Power supply, old disk, bad stabilizer, bad luck, etc ....

/Paulo Roma
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