e2fsck repeatedly "fixes" the same errors.
So a partition on an external (USB) drive reported problems. I ran e2fsck
on it, repeatedly. I unfortunately didn't capture the output, but it moved
and cleared many inodes. Now when I run "e2fsck -y /dev/sde6" I get the
same problems reported and "fixed" over and over. Makes me doubt they were
actually fixed. A sample:
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Filesystem contains large files, but lacks LARGE_FILE flag in superblock.
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
Free blocks count wrong for group #0 (24047, counted=32244).
Free blocks count wrong for group #4 (32257, counted=1537).
Free blocks count wrong for group #5 (32254, counted=0).
Free blocks count wrong for group #6 (32257, counted=0).
Free inodes count wrong (285175, counted=2443180).
/dev/sde6: ***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****
/dev/sde6: 20/2443200 files (10.0% non-contiguous), 602333/4883752 blocks
Full capture is at
if anyone think it'll help.
Is this a known e2fsck bug? I don't mean unfixable problems, I mean
reporting that they're fixed but not actually fixing them.
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