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Re: Question...xfsdump error message?

To: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Question...xfsdump error message?
From: ivanr@xxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 23:03:33 +1100
Cc: Mike Burger <mburger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <4.3.2.7.2.20020215105453.02c43cc0@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, Seth Mos wrote:

> At 04:21 15-2-2002 -0500, Mike Burger wrote:
> >During my xfsdump jobs, I see this quite frequently:
> >
> >/usr/sbin/xfsdump: WARNING: failed to get valid bulkstat information for
> >inode 16849570
> >/usr/sbin/xfsdump: WARNING: failed to get valid bulkstat information for
> >inode 17305709
> >/usr/sbin/xfsdump: WARNING: failed to get valid bulkstat information for
> >inode 17363663
> >/usr/sbin/xfsdump: WARNING: failed to get valid bulkstat information for
> >inode 17363664
> >
> >Can anyone tell me what it means?
>
> They are harmless and can occur quite frequently on a busy filesystem
> during backup.
>
> XFS uses a bulkstat to get information for a lot of inodes at once to speed
> up the process.

I'm starting to think that maybe I should just remove that warning ...
maybe just make it a debugging message.  There doesn't seem to be much
point to a warning message that:

. is common
. is harmless
. and is ignored


Ivan

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