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Re: xfs as root fs

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Subject: Re: xfs as root fs
From: Ken McDonell <kenmcd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:49:50 +1100
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On 11 Sep 2000 08:03:10 GMT, Thomas Graichen wrote:
> but what i discovered was something i remembered having read about
> being fixed a few days ago (but could not find it in the mails):
> after running xfs_repair on an (unmounted) xfs fs - mounting
> it directly after that - unmounting it again ... now a new
> mount try fails with log problems - running xfs_repair
> (which does not find any errors) fixes the problem
> so the fs is mountable after that ... it also
> works in normal use (without the mount short
> after the xfs_repair) ... but i'll look at
> it closer and give more details (btw. all
> the stuff was from fri 8.9. so _after_ i
> read about the fix)

Thomas, if you still have the source tree that was used to make this
kernel, can you please let me know which version of
cmd/xfs/repair/phase2.c you have?

The symptoms sound exactly like the problem Steve's take was aiming
to fix, namely

        - repair (introduces error)
        - mount
        - umount
        - mount (2nd mount sees error)

His fix was rev 1.30 of cmd/xfs/repair/phase2.c checked into the
internal RCS tree at 11:42am PDT on Fri 9/8 ... it would not have
appeared in the CVS tree until sometime later.

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