Re: ext3_dx_add_entry: Directory index full!
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On 2010-05-02, at 02:57, Ross Boylan wrote: My log is showing errors like > May 1 05:14:17 corn kernel: [6822807.017625] EXT3-fs warning (device dm-7): ext3_dx_add_entry: Directory index full! > > Judging from the minor device numbers in /dev/mapper, that corresponds to my mail spool. > > My searches suggest that the problem indicates an individual directory > has too many files in it. There does not seem to be a general shortage > of inodes or space. df -i shows IUse of 11% for that partition and df > says 88% of the ~37G is in use. The directory is probably at least 10M files, though it might also suffer from the random create/delete cycle of the mail spool directory. > First question: what happens in these circumstances? Are files lost? > Search and indexing are inefficient? It _should_ be the latter, though I haven't actually looked into it closely. > Second: is there a way to find what directory is causing the problem? Patch the error message to print the inode number and dentry name, and submit it here. > Third: How can I fix this? e2fsck -fD on the filesystem (unmounted of course) Cheers, Andreas _______________________________________________ Ext3-users mailing list Ext3-users@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/ext3-users
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