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Re: Problem: kernel 2.4.23 - rootfs mounted read-only

On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 12:16:35PM +0100, Lukas Ruf wrote:
> Dec 30 07:35:52 [kernel] EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,2)): ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - inode=972554, block=1966176
> Dec 30 07:35:52 [kernel] Remounting filesystem read-only

This is probably what it should do: remount readonly on errors.  

> # mount -o remount,rw /
> mount: block device /dev/hda2 is write-protected, mounting read-only

Found the error again, remounted even before mount returned.

> Does anybody know whether this means: the disk is about to die....

Something like that.  The short term $0.01 is to reboot singleuser, run
badblocks, and adjust the /etc/fstab line to `errors=continue'.  This is
what I did few weeks ago.  There are surely better ways but this kinda

Don't trust the disk much from now on--if you have valuable data,
relocate them.

Jan Minar                   "Please don't CC me, I'm subscribed." x 7

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