btrfs is not yet fully production ready, missing the auto repair functionality that most Linux users are familiar with other filesystems, such as, ext4. A kernel panic (not uncommon when tinkering with overclocking a system) can result in a number of (subsequent) “btrfs check” warning messages on the partition. These can be alarming but my experience thus far has been that these errors are benign.
The errors I have encountered appear to be more problematic for root partitions, in that, I have not encountered this problem with non-root btrfs partitions (probably the luck of the draw that no disk writes were in progress).
“unresolved ref dir #.. index #.. maxlen #.. name … filetype #.. errors #.., no dir item, no dir index”
can show up on a “btrfs check”. It appears to be a benign message, as a scrub of the volume in question yields no errors. This condition can go undetected for a long time unless one routinely checks the boot volume after a system crash.
This has been repairable by mounting the volume – “btrfs check” cannot be run on a mounted volume – finding the file referenced by name (often one associated with a daemon or server process) and performing the following steps..
“cache and super generation don’t match”
error is often produced after a “btrfs check –repair”. It appears to be a benign error message and can be repaired (removed) by..