Filesystem mounted at '/' is not responding. Worse boot times.

Hi,

I've been using Manjaro with KDE Plasma (don't blame it's beautiful and gets the job done) and I never encountered any issues until now. Whenever I try to log in and start using my computer. I am greeted with a system hang of well over a minute (after logging in with sddm). After that, the wallpaper shows up and a notification pops up saying 'Filesystem mounted at '/' (so I assume the whole filesystem) is not responding).
Here is the output of inxi -Fx

System:    Host: kamal-laptop Kernel: 5.4.43-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision M4600 v: 01 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 08V9YG v: A00 serial: <root required> BIOS: Dell v: A19 date: 09/14/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 71.4 Wh condition: 71.4/99.9 Wh (71%) model: Sanyo DELL T4DTX41 status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2720QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 35134 
           Speed: 995 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 645 2: 648 3: 637 4: 635 5: 623 6: 622 7: 629 8: 627 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GF108GLM [Quadro 1000M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 390.132 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Quadro 1000M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.132 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell Precision M4600 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.43-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell Precision M4600 driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 7040 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: d0:67:e5:2e:03:ad 
           Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 6000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 24:77:03:77:f8:e4 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 105.66 GiB (11.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JUCT-63CYNY0 size: 931.51 GiB 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:1f.2 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 105.66 GiB (11.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 49.0 C sodimm: 45.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 55 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2994 
Info:      Processes: 251 Uptime: 3h 08m Memory: 15.60 GiB used: 3.84 GiB (24.6%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 
           Shell: zsh v: 5.8 inxi: 3.0.37 
~ >>> inxi -Fxxxza --no-host                                                                                                                                 
System:    Kernel: 5.4.43-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 root=UUID=17fa6b25-20bc-4d9e-8fd9-3ae9cf202128 rw quiet 
           udev.log_priority=3 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 tk: Qt 5.14.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision M4600 v: 01 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 08V9YG v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A19 date: 09/14/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 71.4 Wh condition: 71.4/99.9 Wh (71%) volts: 12.6/11.1 model: Sanyo DELL T4DTX41 type: Li-ion 
           serial: <filter> status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2720QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6 
           model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 2F L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 35134 
           Speed: 685 MHz min/max: 800/3300 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 640 2: 639 3: 649 4: 645 5: 621 6: 626 7: 626 8: 657 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages 
           Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable 
           Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable 
           Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GF108GLM [Quadro 1000M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 390.132 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0dfa 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Quadro 1000M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.132 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell Precision M4600 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:0bea 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.43-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell Precision M4600 driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 7040 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:1502 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 6000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 8086:422b 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 105.66 GiB (11.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JUCT-63CYNY0 size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: 7020 bus ID: 00:1f.2 
           chip ID: 8086.282a rev: 04 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 931.01 GiB size: 915.40 GiB (98.32%) used: 105.66 GiB (11.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: 49.0 C sodimm: 45.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 53 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3029 
Info:      Processes: 251 Uptime: 3h 09m Memory: 15.60 GiB used: 3.82 GiB (24.5%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 
           alt: 8 Shell: zsh v: 5.8 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37 
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I also found a thread in the Arch Linux forum suggesting that I should downgrade the telepathy-kde-* packages to an older version. But I don't even have those.

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Hi there,
just to be sure ... the desktop does boot, but its just very slow with an error ?

When I login. It first goes to a black screen. Then after a hot minute it displays Icons and the task bar. I can use the desktop properly then and I can see the notification that says the filesystem thing
I was analyzing the system journal and I see no problem so far.

Hm. I was looking over this and realized .. is it a RAID array ?
I cant help there .. but given the warnings it seems a likely spot.

No. I'm just on a laptop with a single hard drive. I never configured anything related to RAID and I can't see how I would be able to.

this is what made me think it.
....but.. I would rather guess if you have had this system for a while it shouldnt be like you need to change some bios setting or something. It does not appear you even dual-boot or similar.

BUT. OH. There it is.

Thats not good. you need to do some cleaning.

How? I think its just due to partition and formatting. I still don't see how that would say something. Because this HDD is also very old.

You have less than 1.7% space on your drive ie root /.
Linux/Unix/etc dont need to be defragmented because of the filesystem structure ... but you need to make sure to leave some space for it to do its magic. Not to mention cache and swap.
You need to get that partition to at least 10% free .. but really healthy would be 20%

How?
..I dont know .. clean your browser history, get rid of old anime, etc

I think you misread the data HAHA. I used filelight to scan my entire drive and see what's taking up space. Indeed there was some junk but here's a screenshot. My drive is not FULL.
image

I dont much care for finnicky GUI apps..
inxi already showed me something different.
how about

df
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Here is the output. As you can see it's not full

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
dev             7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev
run             7.8G  1.4M  7.8G   1% /run
/dev/sda2       916G   85G  785G  10% /
tmpfs           7.8G  174M  7.7G   3% /dev/shm
tmpfs           7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           7.8G   47M  7.8G   1% /tmp
/dev/loop0       58M   58M     0 100% /var/lib/snapd/snap/discord/109
/dev/loop2       28M   28M     0 100% /var/lib/snapd/snap/snapd/7264
/dev/loop3       55M   55M     0 100% /var/lib/snapd/snap/core18/1754
/dev/loop1      161M  161M     0 100% /var/lib/snapd/snap/gnome-3-28-1804/116
/dev/loop4       63M   63M     0 100% /var/lib/snapd/snap/gtk-common-themes/1506
tmpfs           1.6G   16K  1.6G   1% /run/user/1000
here

haha. oh. yes you are right and I do feel silly.
but then we still dont know what your issue is :slightly_frowning_face:

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Yeah, you're right. I'm so sorry for wasting your time. But I still don't know what maybe causing it. There's nothing on journalctl that can help as I reviewed everything from startup till this very moment.

no not a waste .. sorry for misreading.. and sorry we havent found a solution yet.

Hi
paste results:

systemd-analyze;systemd-analyze blame --no-pager
Startup finished in 5.146s (kernel) + 35.845s (userspace) = 40.992s 
graphical.target reached after 34.866s in userspace
10.938s lvm2-monitor.service                                 
10.854s polkit.service                                       
10.348s dev-sda2.device                                      
 8.630s systemd-journal-flush.service                        
 5.683s snapd.service                                        
 5.311s avahi-daemon.service                                 
 5.305s NetworkManager.service                               
 4.657s systemd-logind.service                               
 3.518s systemd-udevd.service                                
 3.499s ldconfig.service                                     
 2.434s ModemManager.service                                 
 2.089s systemd-modules-load.service                         
 1.368s systemd-sysusers.service                             
 1.254s swapfile.swap                                        
 1.178s systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service                       
 1.040s systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service      
 1.039s systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service                       
  984ms var-lib-snapd-snap-gtk\x2dcommon\x2dthemes-1506.mount
  976ms var-lib-snapd-snap-core18-1754.mount                 
  976ms systemd-rfkill.service                               
  975ms tlp.service                                          
  839ms bluetooth.service                                    
  777ms upower.service                                       
  765ms accounts-daemon.service                              
  736ms var-lib-snapd-snap-gnome\x2d3\x2d28\x2d1804-116.mount
  684ms udisks2.service                                      
  665ms dev-loop0.device                                     
  659ms systemd-random-seed.service                          
  646ms linux-module-cleanup.service                         
  617ms systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service                   
  609ms dev-loop4.device                                     
  525ms dev-loop3.device                                     
  514ms wpa_supplicant.service                               
  498ms var-lib-snapd-snap-discord-109.mount                 
  394ms systemd-journal-catalog-update.service               
  387ms systemd-journald.service                             
  359ms systemd-binfmt.service                               
  327ms var-lib-snapd-snap-snapd-7264.mount                  
  322ms dev-hugepages.mount                                  
  321ms dev-mqueue.mount                                     
  321ms user@1000.service                                    
  320ms sys-kernel-debug.mount                               
  319ms sys-kernel-tracing.mount                             
  318ms kmod-static-nodes.service                            
  316ms modprobe@drm.service                                 
  304ms systemd-udev-trigger.service                         
  187ms systemd-sysctl.service                               
  156ms systemd-update-utmp.service                          
   71ms systemd-update-done.service                          
   71ms systemd-backlight@leds:dell::kbd_backlight.service   
   61ms rtkit-daemon.service                                 
   42ms tmp.mount                                            
   37ms systemd-remount-fs.service                           
   33ms sys-kernel-config.mount                              
   31ms systemd-user-sessions.service                        
   21ms user-runtime-dir@1000.service                        
    6ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount                        
    3ms proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount                        
    3ms snapd.socket                                         

You can disable ModemManager (if you do not use one), Next you can mask Avahi, if you do not have network printer device.

I am going to put my money on the snaps I think.

BUT Snaps are used here, so I skipped :wink:

Ok, so quick update: I know what triggers the error (kinda). I think it's my battery that ran out it did shut down unexpectedly. After I charged it and Started the system it popped up. I tried to reproduce it by forcing the computer to shutdown with the Power button. It's that what's causing it (weird o_O) and no its not the snaps because I just installed snaps yesterday and I was having this issue since the beginning. (like 2 months ago.). I can uninstall the snaps and use the packages from the official Repositories because they're available.

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