There are many EXT4 filesystem errors reported during a filesystem check in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Issue

  • What is the cause of these ext4 filesystem errors, reported during a filesystem check (fsck):

    EXT4-fs error (device dm-3): htree_dirblock_to_tree: bad entry in directory #188917: rec_len is smaller than minimal - block=948151offset=0(0), inode=0, rec_len=0, name_len=0
    
    EXT4-fs error (device dm-3): ext4_readdir: bad entry in directory #183962: rec_len is smaller than minimal - block=949105offset=0(0), inode=0, rec_len=0, name_len=0
    
    EXT4-fs error (device dm-3): ext4_ext_get_blocks: inode #164908: (comm dsmc) bad extent address iblock: 0, depth: 1 pblock 0
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • ext4 filesystem

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