Why am I seeing EXT4 "error count" messages in my logs?

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Issue

  • I see the following lines in /var/log/messages:
kernel: EXT4-fs (sdd1): error count: 5
kernel: EXT4-fs (sdd1): initial error at 1369732760: ext4_lookup:1044: inode 11534366
kernel: EXT4-fs (sdd1): last error at 1369733705: ext4_lookup:1044: inode 11534366

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • EXT4 filesystem

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