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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:

User generated imageWhat 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?


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e2fsck is the equivalent of chkdsk.. a dirty shutdown or power failure could have caused it.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Hi all,

see the relay from my vendor:

Hey,
Hide “loop3” errors involving changes in the operating systems.
 
I will escalate it to our R&D, but it might take a while.