[PATCH 3.4 08/22] ext4: clarify error count warning messages

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue Jul 15 2014 - 20:09:58 EST

3.4-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>

commit ae0f78de2c43b6fadd007c231a352b13b5be8ed2 upstream.

Make it clear that values printed are times, and that it is error
since last fsck. Also add note about fsck version required.

Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

fs/ext4/super.c | 7 ++++---
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -2589,10 +2589,11 @@ static void print_daily_error_info(unsig
es = sbi->s_es;

if (es->s_error_count)
- ext4_msg(sb, KERN_NOTICE, "error count: %u",
+ /* fsck newer than v1.41.13 is needed to clean this condition. */
+ ext4_msg(sb, KERN_NOTICE, "error count since last fsck: %u",
if (es->s_first_error_time) {
- printk(KERN_NOTICE "EXT4-fs (%s): initial error at %u: %.*s:%d",
+ printk(KERN_NOTICE "EXT4-fs (%s): initial error at time %u: %.*s:%d",
sb->s_id, le32_to_cpu(es->s_first_error_time),
(int) sizeof(es->s_first_error_func),
@@ -2606,7 +2607,7 @@ static void print_daily_error_info(unsig
if (es->s_last_error_time) {
- printk(KERN_NOTICE "EXT4-fs (%s): last error at %u: %.*s:%d",
+ printk(KERN_NOTICE "EXT4-fs (%s): last error at time %u: %.*s:%d",
sb->s_id, le32_to_cpu(es->s_last_error_time),
(int) sizeof(es->s_last_error_func),

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