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Oracle Linux - Log Message "EXT4-fs: Can't Allocate: Allocation Context" When Accessing An EXT4 File System (Doc ID 1900047.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The /var/log/messages log contains entries similar to:

 EXT4-fs: Can't allocate: Allocation context details

The file system continues to operate normally.

Changes

No configuration changes have been made although the system workload does vary. The messages may be associated with heavier workloads, but may occur at any time.

Cause

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