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    Default FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    Hi, I seem to have a problem.

    Every time I reboot, I get flashed with dozens (maybe even hundreds) of lines of "FIBMAP: Invalid argument".

    So far it has only been a minor annoyance, and it didn't bother me.

    But now, to reinstall nvidia drivers (for tumbleweed) I have to boot into runlevel 3 and this has become a serious issue. Half way through the installation process "FIBMAP: Invalid argument" fills the screen and I have no idea what's going on and I can no longer see what's going on...

    Sometime this happens at the login prompt, sometimes as soon as I log in, sometimes in the middle of doing something... But it happens every time I reboot/shutdown my machine.
    I also see a screen full of "FIBMAP: Invalid argument" every time I bring my laptop out of standby (non tumbleweed 11.4).

    I am pretty sure this was present with 11.3 (all my machines had clean installs of 11.4).

    Is there a problem behind this that needs to be fixed, what could it be??
    How do I get rid of this nuisance?

    Thank you.

    11.4 x86-64 & Tumbleweed x86-64

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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    I see that. However, I'm pretty sure that I only see one line like that. So I haven't concerned myself about it.
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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    On 2011-05-19 05:06, kozzington wrote:
    > But now, to reinstall nvidia drivers (for tumbleweed) I have to boot
    > into runlevel 3 and this has become a serious issue. Half way through
    > the installation process "FIBMAP: Invalid argument" fills the screen and
    > I have no idea what's going on and I can no longer see what's going
    > on...


    I don't know what it is, but perhaps this helps, sending the messages
    somewhere else (VT-10):

    klogconsole -r 10


    otherwise, google the message, perhaps you find something useful.

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    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    Hi, I'm getting a similar "FIBMAP" flood on my KDE Tumbleweed upon wakeup from sleep mode.
    Here [http://old.nabble.com/FIBMAP%3A-Inva...31777047.html] is some more speculation and particularly a link to a git repo with a possible workaround for the suspected culprit - preload. I haven't tested it.

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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    Attention Administrator -- Please move this thread to the Tumbleweed

    @kozzington
    Please post your Tumbleweed comments and concerns in the Tumbleweed forum.
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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    This came up on a recent thread and yeah it seems to be a preload issue, this was found on the mailing list:

    Code:
    This isn't new. The FIBMAP ioctl tries to determine the actual block on disk
    that a file is using. Most likely it's coming from preload, the tool that
    tries to check what things are in use and load them into memory so they will
    start quicker on future boots, and it is probably trying to map something that
    doesn't support mapping, such as a tmpfs or similar
    
    This message has been around forever. At some point someone should probably
    fix the preload code to check to see if the filesystem in question supports
    mapping before trying to do it, and just hide the error message
    At the time I thought it may have been down to me using nfs exports that preload couldn't map, or possibly even ntfs partitions?

    Preload's function is to help the system boot quicker and as I didn't care too much about that uninstalled preload to see what would happen, the fibmap messages went away, and I wasn't able to discern any noticeable difference in the time it takes the machine to boot nor any adverse effect on the system over time without preload

    Something the OP could try perhaps? Even if just to get his nvidia driver installed and reinstalls preload after the driver's in place

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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    There is talk on the Factory mailinglist to permanently removing the preload module.

    Could be an interesting move. Keep your eyes on the Factory mailinglist.
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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    There's a patch to avoid producing the error, which is ready for inclustion to factory; the author is Christian Rodriguez.

    preload may only shave a second or so off your boot to login via kdm, so one solution (especially with Tumbleweed with frequent updates where the preload-kmp-desktop package isn't reliably building & being distributed, causing kernel downgrade to 11.4 issues) is to simply zypper rm preload preload-kmp-desktop.

    The errors should really have gone to a log, and got summarise for /var/log/messages, possibly with something on the console.

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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    Quote Originally Posted by Romanator View Post
    Attention Administrator -- Please move this thread to the Tumbleweed

    @kozzington
    Please post your Tumbleweed comments and concerns in the Tumbleweed forum.
    As I said, it was also present in vanilla 11.4.

    Quote Originally Posted by robopensuse View Post
    preload may only shave a second or so off your boot to login via kdm, so one solution (especially with Tumbleweed with frequent updates where the preload-kmp-desktop package isn't reliably building & being distributed, causing kernel downgrade to 11.4 issues) is to simply zypper rm preload preload-kmp-desktop.
    Yep, seems that's the way to go.

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    Default Re: FIBMAP: Invalid argument

    I didn't have it with 11.3 or 11.4 but am seeing that in 12.1-M1. Haven't found an explanation for it yet.

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