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Old 08-18-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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File system mounted rw but behaves as if ro

From /etc/fstab:

/dev/hdb5 /home/public2 ext3 defaults 1 2

From mount:

/dev/hdb5 on /home/public2 type ext3 (rw)

When I try to touch a file in /home/public2, I get the following error:

touch: setting times of `/home/public2': Read-only file system

If I unmount the filesystem and remount it rw, it works fine for 5 or 10 minutes. Then it reverts to read-only. Directory permissions are set correctly and the read-only behavior is enforced for all users, including root.

I'm assuming there's some security setting that's causing the filesystem to be remounted ro, but haven't a clue as to where I should start looking.

Old 08-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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Problem resolved

Turns out that the file system is being remounted ro because of a journaling error. Diagnostics indicate that my hard drive is going bad. I'm sure replacing the drive will clear the problem.


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