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Filesystem hangs, xfs would not mount.

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Subject: Filesystem hangs, xfs would not mount.
From: "Frank Warzecha" <fwarzecha@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 07:23:32 +0100
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We are using SuSE Linux 7.2, with Kernel 2.4.14 (SMP) with the official 
1.0.2 XFS patches, compiled with gcc 2.95.3. Machine is an IBM X240 with 
ServeRaid 4 adapter. It has two CPUs and 2 GB ram.

We had problems when writing with multiple processes to a single file, 
(with the 1.0.1 Release), but that is history now.

Since we did the update, the system had been running fine for 70 days, a 
pretty heavily loaded webserver with a database (on block devices)

A few days ago, I gzipped the logs (files with size of about 1 GB), and 
processes started to be in "D" status. They piled up and when the load was 
40, I rebooted the system the hard way (reboot -d -f -n). The system was 
working fine (except for everything in /var).

Neither dmesg, nor system logs said anything.

The xfs filesystem mounted on /var (about 9 GB) could not be mounted, the 
system just hanged while starting up. I started with runlevel s, did 
xfs_repair and everything worked okay.

Now I am trying to reproduce the problem on a similar machine, but I 
thought you might help as well.

Thanks for a great filesystem, except for this failure, we had very good 
experiences with xfs.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With regards,

           Frank Warzecha
Frank Warzecha,
Team Betriebssysteme
RZNet AG, Kerpen, Germany
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