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Directory sread failed

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Answering my own question, found deep in a google search:
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:47:52 -0500 (EST)
        From: Dave Wreski <>
        To: redhat-list <>
        Subject: Re: hundreds of error messages at 4:AM

> Can anyone tell me if this is refering to the floppy and how to read > what device/partition it is refering to? I am assuming that the dev > 02:00 is a hint but I am clueless. > > Dec 12 04:13:19 compaq2 kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device > Dec 12 04:13:19 compaq2 kernel: 02:00: rw=0, want=10, limit=4 > Dec 12 04:13:19 compaq2 kernel: dev 02:00 blksize=512 blocknr=19

Yes, this is the floppy:

brw-rw---- 1 dave floppy 2, 0 Aug 30 16:30 /dev/fd0

It's major:minor. It probably occured as updatedb was running, trying to index all the files on the mounted partitions.

Best, Dave

Told ya Daves were the best. :)

And another explanation:

From: Statux <>
        To: redhat-list <>
        Subject: Re: hundreds of error messages at 4:AM

Simple Explanation: You had a floppy mounted, you removed the disk without unmounting. Then when your 4am (RedHat default setting) cron jobs were running, the slocate script tried to add the entries in /mnt/floppy (or wherever) to the locate database thus causing errors since the disk wasn't unmounted properly.

Simple Solution: Always unmount before removing disk :)

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