NVME Errors - Recovering Journal after restart

  • Hi Everyone,


    System: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G with 16GB ECC memory

    As a boot drive, I use a Kingston A2000 250GB.

    I run OMV with a ZFS filesystem, using the pve kernel through omv-extras.


    My system is very unstable. After updates or sometimes just random without a clear cause. I loose connection with my system and when I check the logs I get ext4 errors.

    See attached images.


    After restart the message "nvme0n1p2 recovering journal" appears.


    I figured out that I can fix this problem in a different linux kernel by using "fsck". So this is what I do, running ubuntu of a usb on the same system.

    But after some time (or updating the kernel) the same problems appear and I need do the actions through the usb again.


    Does anyone know a possible cause or how to fix this?

    I rather fix the cause than the result...

  • Kingston A2000 250GB.

    is this the drive causing message "nvme0n1p2 recovering journal" ?

    if yes, there a many "how to" troubleshoot a faulty drive instructions here and in other linux forums

    omv 6.0.8 (Shaitan) on RPi CM4/4GB with 64bit Kernel 5.10.63

    2x 6TB 3.5'' HDDs formatted with ext4 via 2port PCIe SATA card with ASM1061R chipset providing hardware supported RAID1


    omv 5.6.21-1 (usul) on RPi4/4GB with Kernel 5.10.63 and WittyPi 3 V2 RTC HAT

    2x 3TB 3.5'' HDDs formatted with ext4 in Icy Box IB-RD3662-C31 / hardware supported RAID1

    For Read/Write performance of SMB shares hosted on this hardware see forum here

  • I followed a lot of instructions and troubleshoot steps. Some fix the problem but all temporary. So I am looking for the underlying cause.

  • a hardware defect seems the most likely root cause, hence my question if you followed a '"how to" troubleshoot a faulty drive instructions'.

    These are lengthy & detailed check lists, generic statements like " followed a lot of instructions" wont help to find the solution becasue we dont have a crystal ball telling us exactly what was already tried.

    omv 6.0.8 (Shaitan) on RPi CM4/4GB with 64bit Kernel 5.10.63

    2x 6TB 3.5'' HDDs formatted with ext4 via 2port PCIe SATA card with ASM1061R chipset providing hardware supported RAID1


    omv 5.6.21-1 (usul) on RPi4/4GB with Kernel 5.10.63 and WittyPi 3 V2 RTC HAT

    2x 3TB 3.5'' HDDs formatted with ext4 in Icy Box IB-RD3662-C31 / hardware supported RAID1

    For Read/Write performance of SMB shares hosted on this hardware see forum here

  • Through another forum the cause looks like something with the pve kernel. I now switched to the "test" kernel available in omv-extras.

    And for now, the server seems stable.

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