I have my "/home" partition formatted as ext4 and mounted at "dev/sdc1" and occasionally have a strange problem coming up that looks a lot like this bug that I found here.
A little more than half way down the bug I linked to above, there was a work-around offered for remounting the drive "on the fly" when this happens.
So, before I try executing this command I wanted to run it by someone more proficient than me to be sure I won't "muck up" my system. Here it is:
mount -t ext4 -o rw,remount /dev/sdc1 /home
I still consider myself a bit new to Linux (about two years). I get the part about mounting the home partition as ext4 with read/write permissions, but wanted to be sure the last part
/dev/sdc1 /home was mounting sdc1 'as' "/home".