Avatar of SooHow Cheng
SooHow Cheng
Flag for Singapore asked on

e2fsck displaying on the linux console, what need to be done?

This is an antispam software running in a linux box. Recently, found this error messages kept on displaying on the console - EXT2-fs (loop3): Warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended. Please see the console with other repeating errors:

What went wrong with the linux box. Does running "e2fsck" for the chkdsk is the way to go, and what else to be done to solve the problem?



Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
SooHow Cheng

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

e2fsck is the equivalent of chkdsk.. a dirty shutdown or power failure could have caused it.
David Favor

This almost looks like "pamsprogress" (whatever that might be) is running at boot time + is stuck in a loop, repeatedly creating some sort of loopback (likely) mount.

Simple solution, find + disable pamsprogress in your boot process.

I've never heard of this process + searches turn up nothing about this process.

This suggests this is some sort of local process which has been added to the boot process for some reason.

View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
SooHow Cheng

Hi David (Johnson),

Agreed with you there may be some unexpected VM shutdown or rebooting.

Hi David (Flavor),

We can't at this moment as we don't have the root and equivalent administrative account to login to check.

Hi rindi,

Now then we know in order to run the e2fsck, the fs partition has to be "umount", and there is a down time. We will convey the info to our mgmt, see what is the best time for the activities.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
Duncan Roe

Googling for pamsgprocess finds one base page only: https://community.splunk.com/t5/Splunk-Search/unable-to-finish-extracting-fields/m-p/311923
The EXT2 message only says the disk has been mounted many times so it may well be fine.
Looks like it is not mounted early on so you may not have to take the system right down check it.
SooHow Cheng

Hi all,

This linux box is taken care by our vendor. We have conveyed the message to them to give the solution. They agreed and now is waiting for them for the action date.
SooHow Cheng

Hi all,

see the relay from my vendor:

Hide “loop3” errors involving changes in the operating systems.
I will escalate it to our R&D, but it might take a while.
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.