ecryptfs_write_end: Error encrypting page (upper index [0x000000000000011e])

Bug #1606584 reported by Manuel López-Ibáñez on 2016-07-26
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

I get these strange and worrying errors:

[ 185.714463] ecryptfs_decrypt_page: Error attempting to read lower page; rc = [-4]
[ 185.714482] ecryptfs_readpage: Error decrypting page; rc = [-4]
[ 186.716177] ecryptfs_encrypt_page: Error attempting to write lower page; rc = [-4]
[ 186.716199] ecryptfs_write_end: Error encrypting page (upper index [0x000000000000011e])

The system seems to freeze for a second and then continues.

smart says that the hard-drive is fine:

SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x02) Offline data collection activity
                                        was completed without error.
                                        Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
                                        without error or no self-test has ever
                                        been run.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 5760) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x51) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                                        No Auto Offline data collection support.
                                        Suspend Offline collection upon new
                                        command.
                                        No Offline surface scan supported.
                                        Self-test supported.
                                        No Conveyance Self-test supported.
                                        Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
                                        power-saving mode.
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
                                        General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 60) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x703d) SCT Status supported.
                                        SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
                                        SCT Feature Control supported.
                                        SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x002f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
  3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 164 139 021 Pre-fail Always - 758
  4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 095 095 000 Old_age Always - 5330
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x002f 100 253 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
  9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 071 071 000 Old_age Always - 21324
 10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0033 100 100 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 095 095 000 Old_age Always - 5304
183 Runtime_Bad_Block 0x0032 091 091 000 Old_age Always - 9
184 End-to-End_Error 0x0033 100 100 097 Pre-fail Always - 0
187 Reported_Uncorrect 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
188 Command_Timeout 0x0032 100 097 000 Old_age Always - 43
190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0022 060 052 040 Old_age Always - 40 (Min/Max 24/41)
191 G-Sense_Error_Rate 0x0032 001 001 000 Old_age Always - 1000
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 179
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 148 148 000 Old_age Always - 157315
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 103 095 000 Old_age Always - 40
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 200 200 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0009 200 200 051 Pre-fail Offline - 0

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ecryptfs-utils 111-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Tue Jul 26 15:02:38 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-13 (73 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
SourcePackage: ecryptfs-utils
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Jason Xing (wlxing) wrote :

Hi,

Could you offer more information about how you mount eCryptfs something like that and more errors info?

Jason

Jason Xing (wlxing) wrote :

BTW, does someone has this bug fixed?

Anthony Di Franco (di-franco) wrote :

As of the update to 17.04, this bug affects me too, and it causes the system to fail. Not sure what's going on but Chromium crashes, other processes can't exit unless killed, and on shutdown I see messages of the form "ecryptfs_encrypt_page: Error attempting to write lower page" in the console. Happens after an hour or a few hours of uptime.

dino99 (9d9) on 2017-04-19
tags: added: zesty
Jason Xing (wlxing) wrote :

Hello Anthony Di Franco,

What demands do you execute that caused such problem? I want more details on how you did to it?

Jason

Saroumane (saroumane) wrote :

Similar problem here with a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 (home encrypted) :

Sometimes I see this in syslog :
ecryptfs_decrypt_page: Error attempting to read lower page; rc = [-4]
ecryptfs_readpage: Error decrypting page; rc = [-4]
I don't know how to reproduce it.

Kernel 4.10.0-20-generic
ecryptfs-utils version 111-0ubuntu4 (zesty)
SSD is OK according to S.M.A.R.T.

I had some complete freeze, but I'm not sure if they are linked to these events.

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