Re: ext2: block > big ?

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 10:50:14 EST


On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 05:44:02PM -0700, Brian Grossman wrote:
> What does a message like 'ext2: block > big' indicate?

An attempt was made to access a block beyond the legal max size for an
ext2 file. That probably implies a corrupt inode, because the ext2
file write code checks for that limit and won't attempt to write
beyond the boundary.

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