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today my server went down due to the following:

Checking filesystems /dev/mapper/vg-root contains a file system with errors, check forced. /dev/mapper/vg-root: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found.


so I have kvm and got into shell access that way and so I ran fsck /dev/mapper/vg-root and everything goes fine I answer yes to fix the orphans then it gets to pass 5 and says

Pass 5: Checking group summary information

then it takes a few moments and starts displaying numbers filling the whole console with them and continues to output like that.

picture so you can better understand what I mean http://gyazo.com/1cd9fdcbd43365b56f11c7ecbdce6b09

its been about 5 hours now and no change in output other than more numbers,

So my question is do I just continue on and let it run or is there something wrong ?

Sorry if I seem nooby but I am :P

thank you for your help and comments.

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Did you run fsck on unmounted /? –  Danila Ladner Dec 12 '13 at 1:03
No I mounted /dev/mapper/vg-root –  matt Dec 12 '13 at 1:20
It really is bad idea, since fsck is the third party tool and not part of the file system in the kernel, so running it on mounted system will most likely result in some mess, since kernel will update records or inodes on that filesystem fsck will not know about it and will think that newly created part of FS is corrupted or broken and will reference wrong blocks/inodes for fixing. So be careful –  Danila Ladner Dec 12 '13 at 1:27
I have fixed my issue, I just decided to ctrl+z out of the session and restarted the server and it went through the file system check on boot and had me reboot after it finished and then it booted the server perfectly fine, all is working now. –  matt Dec 12 '13 at 2:17
Right. Because on the boot it fscking unmounted /. –  Danila Ladner Dec 12 '13 at 2:20

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