File System Issue Troubleshooting in Linux

Posted: May 28, 2013 in File System Issue, Troubleshooting

 How you are going to Survive in a Filesystem Failure ?

At any moment a system admin may come across file system failures due to issues with data structures (or objects such as inode, directories, superblock etc. This can be caused by any reason:

  • Buggy device driver or utilities (especially third party utilities)
  • Mistakes by System Admin
  • Kernel bugs

Due to Filesystem Failure:

  • File system will refuse to mount
  • Entire system get hangs
  • Even if file system mount operation result into success, users may notice strange behavior when mounted such as system reboot, gibberish characters in directory list

Check  Filesystem Failure




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