An updated gfs2-utils package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The gfs2-utils package provides the user-space tools necessary to mount, create, maintain, and test GFS2 file systems.
This update fixes the following bug:
* On 32-bit x86 architectures, an attempt to check a large GFS2 file system caused the fsck.gfs2 utility to enter an infinite loop, utilizing 100% of available CPU resources. When run with the "-vv" option, the fsck.gfs2 command would produce output similar to the following:
(pass1.c:1453) Already processed system inode 33121 (0x8161)
This update applies an upstream patch that prevents such infinite loop, and large GFS2 file systems now successfully complete their file system check on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. (BZ#675911
All users of gfs2-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.