A few days ago, I accidentally ran out of space in my encrypted (ecryptfs) home folder after upgrading to oneiric (Tracker went nuts). I noticed because I couldn't write my files with vim anymore, and one actually got zeroed-out. However, the problem is that now I'm seeing errors in my dmesg:

[ 4243.291883] Valid eCryptfs headers not found in file header region or xattr region
[ 4243.291888] 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

So my questions are:

  • Should I be really concerned about these messages?

  • Is there any way to identify which files are the cause of these errors?

  • Alternatively, is there any way to do a check of the entire ecryptfs folder to check for inconsistencies?



This is a well know bug see Here see message #21


Dustin Kirkland (kirkland) wrote on 2010-01-05: #21

  • Thanks. I deleted some ~100 empty files reported unused by fuser and the messages are now gone. Thanks! – Carlos Oct 28 '11 at 11:41

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