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I was doing an emerge --sync on my Alpha XL 366 today, and it started
saying that it couldn't write on the drive because it was read-only.
Looking at dmesg, I saw this :
sd 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x70000
end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 10060048
[... lots of other messages like the previous two lines, where only the sector changes ...]
Aborting journal on device sda7.
EXT3-fs error (device sda7) in ext3_new_inode: Journal has aborted
EXT3-fs error (device sda7): ext3_journal_start_sb: Detected aborted journal
Remounting filesystem read-only
EXT3-fs error (device sda7) in ext3_reserve_inode_write: Journal has aborted
__journal_remove_journal_head: freeing b_committed_data
[... a couple more lines like the previous one ...]
What could cause this? I've had this problem before, and if I remember
correctly it lead to a complete data loss on the drive (argh). This time
it seems not to have happened, because I have rebooted the machine and
everything seems ok. But what could cause this, and what can I do to
prevent it (short of not running emerge --sync :-) ?
Thanks in sdvance,
Jean-Sébastien Guay jean_seb@...
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