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Date:	Mon, 4 Jun 2007 21:52:32 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	Vasily Averin <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,,,
	Stephen Tweedie <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH ext3/ext4] orphan list corruption due bad inode

On Jun 04, 2007  19:03 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> What caused those inodes to be bad, anyway?  Memory allocation failures?

This can happen if e.g. NFS has a stale file handle - it will look up
the inode by inum, but ext3_read_inode() will create a bad inode due to
i_nlink = 0.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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