On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Simon Matter wrote:
> J Landman schrieb:
> > Folks:
> > I had some problems with xfs that I think I fixed. Basically I had
> > cp/mv and others core dump rather than work. What I did is I backed up my
> Can you let me know on how many disks your filesystem was. And
> was it IDE or SCSI. If IDE, what kind of chip and what kind of settings?
2 disks, Seagate 181 GB 7200 RPM Ultra 160's, in LVD connection. Using
Adaptec 29160. Using the aic7xxx module. Booting off of a Reiserfs
partition (will change that when XFS gets into the kernel).
> > xfs based data, rebuilt the raido, rebuilt the filesystem, and it now
> Ah, RAID 0, so you have more than one disk? IDE? with DMA (enabled
> for most chipsets by default in the RH7.1-XFS kernel?
Not IDE. I dont have enough IDE channels to make a good RAID0.
> > I had built the original file system with the RedHat 7.1 iso based
> > images, and tools. I changed distros to Mandrake. Thats when it broke.
> What kernel did you use when it broke? Are you shure you know exactly
> when it broke?
I used the 2.4.3 mandrake source (included in 8.0). I made a copy of the
original tree, patched my cloned tree, and built from there. This was
using the mandrake specific patches of about 1 month ago.
> > During this time, I was unable to build the development tree (same
> > crashes that everyone else was getting, using wither the 2.91.66 or the
> > 2.96.3 compilers). I was also unable to apply the patches to a 2.4.5-5mdk
> > Mandrake source tree. Got lots of rej's. I am hoping that the work to
> Did you check filesystem consistency somehow? For ex. with rpm -Va
> which will show all changes in the distribution file?
I used xfs_check for file system consistency checking, and xfs_repair -n.
No errors were flagged. The RPM database shouldn't have been corrupted.
I didn't check it, but I can do that.
> > get it into the kernel accelerates, so we wont have the problems in the
> > not too distant future.
> > Regardless of the minor annoyances, good work folks!
> > --
> > Joe Landman,
> > landman@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> I was suffering filesystem corruption for awhile now and it was very
> to reproduce it. In my case it is not XFS or Raid related but has something
> do with the IDE subsystem.
This was scsi based. The odd thing is that tar, bru, and others worked
just fine. It was the packages in fileutils-4.x that died. Considering
my build environment is using makefiles with lots of cp/mv stuff, I had to
copy it to my IDE to make it work for the last few weeks. I emulated copy
tar -cf - ./ | (cd /target && tar -xvf - )
which worked fine. No data corruption that I could detect.