XFS reports "Log inconsistent (didn't find previous header)" when trying to mount filesystem

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Issue

These messages indicate there is corruption in the XFS journal:

kernel: XFS (snumbd1d): Mounting Filesystem
kernel: XFS (snumbd1d): Log inconsistent (didn't find previous header)
kernel: XFS (snumbd1d): failed to find log head
kernel: XFS (snumbd1d): log mount/recovery failed: error 5
kernel: XFS (snumbd1d): log mount failed

Environment

  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • XFS

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