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Old 05-21-2003, 07:33 AM   #1
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Assertion failure in journal_bmap() at journal.c:636: "ret != 0"


On boot, I get the following error, and the machine freezes:

Assertion failure in journal_bmap() at journal.c:636: "ret != 0"

Strangely, it happens during startup of Sendmail. Does this mean my hard drive is bad? I am running Red Hat 7.1.

Thank you for any hints.

Youssef Eldakar
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Old 05-21-2003, 01:51 PM   #2
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An assertion is a mechanism used to debug a program. In short, when such an error message is shown, it means that something got really wrong (the message should be never shown). For a user, the only solution is to upgrade your kernel. I highly recommend it to you, especially if you still have a kernel you installed with RH 7.1.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 08:35 PM   #3
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i think i've seen that error on a corrupted reiserfs
a couple of years ago. a lot of the older kernels can
corrupt reiserfs filesystems. you may have to mount
the drive with a rescue disk, copy everything off to a
different drive, and reformat and restore, assuming
it's reiserfs. the reiserfs fsck doesn't work too well.
 
  


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