directory contains a hole??

Thomas Koenig (
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 13:48:11 +0200 (MET DST)

I just put my machine through a fairly serious stress test
(> 50 processes running concurrently, around 64 Meg of memory in
demand with 32 Meg there, piping around 100 mails into 100 Perl scripts
at the same time...), and I just got the following message:

mvmap66 kernel: EXT2-fs error (device 08:11): ext2_find_entry: directory #264267 contains a hole at offset 1024

The directory in question was in use during the heavy mailing.

This is with pre-patch- with Gerard Roudier's patch on top of


Thomas Koenig,, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
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