Re: 2.4.18 problems

Andrew Morton (
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:20:48 -0800

Marc-Christian Petersen wrote:
> Hi there,
> kernel: EXT3-fs warning (device ide0(3,10)): ext3_unlink: Deleting
> nonexistent file (32650)
> Since 2.4.18 i get sometimes the above message. What is it?

Well that's clever of you :) According to google, only
one other person has ever hit this with ext3. Several
people have hit it on ext2. It does appear to be related
to I/O errors on the underlying device.

Could you please force a fsck against that filesystem and
also check you logs for any disk I/O warnings.

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