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Oracle Linux: XFS Filesystem Fails to Mount: mount : ... failed: Structure needs cleaning (Doc ID 2859009.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux ARM 64-bit


An Oracle Linux 7 (or higher) system utilises the default XFS filesystem type for filesystems.
The system experienced ungraceful shutdown as a result of power failure.
Upon reboot, attempting to mount a filesystem fails with the following error:


The system experienced abrupt and ungraceful shutdown as a result of power failure.


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In this Document
 1. Review system/storage logs to verify that no storage hardware failure is evident
 2. Capture corrupt filesystem metadata image dump
 3. Backup the corrupt filesystem in it's errant state
 4. Repair the corrupt filesystem
 5. Identify and restore missing data

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