Comment 211 for bug 509180

Charl P. Botha (cpbotha) wrote :

It seems like this bug (also see duplicate https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/529002 ) is unfortunately still very much present on 12.04.

$ uname -a
Linux cpbotha-e6410 3.2.0-24-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Tue May 1 16:18:50 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ find $HOME/.Private/ -size 0c -exec ls '{}' \; | wc -l
253

Indeed, my dropbox is stuck on indexing 247 files (this is how I noticed). When I go to one of the files in question:

$ ls -la envedit.exe.manifest
-rw-rw-r-- 1 cpbotha cpbotha 0 May 14 17:17 envedit.exe.manifest

$ cat envedit.exe.manifest
cat: envedit.exe.manifest: Input/output error

... and then in my dmesg:

[ 6554.071505] Valid eCryptfs headers not found in file header region or xattr region, inode 4882470
[ 6554.071511] Either the lower file is not in a valid eCryptfs format, or the key could not be retrieved. Plaintext passthrough mode is not enabled; returning -EIO

In other words, I have at least 253 files (some of them more important than envedit.exe.manifest) that are at risk.