Thursday, February 17, 2011

Filesystem goes readonly

On a server the filesystem goes readonly
without any log entry.
I reboot with a rescue cd, and run a
fsck.jfs /dev/sda1 -f
to force the checking of the structure.
Some data were stored in lost+found.
After this the system seems to work.

One file on the home directory of the user
was reneamed to file.lock and has no entry.
After renaming back to file, everything was fine.

I have no idea why the system has this effect,
and why the backup dont work.

Lock for a reason!

EDIT:
The error message deep in the log is:
xExtend: estension is not contigious