I was called Sunday morning for a machine that had failed.
You could ping it from the network but nothing else.
I rebooted it, and got a XFS Page alloc kernel panic I believe. (unsure
it's been hours since then).
I rebooted it in single user mode, read some logfiles and then rebooted it
into multi user mode.
A short while later the machine appeared to fail again, when rebooted it
could no longer load the initrd in order to mount the root (/) filesystem
I used a Mandrake 8.2rc1 disc to boot the system, after finding the mount
command on the 1.0.2 installer disc was hopeless.
I ran XFS repair, which suggested something good had happened. And then it
suggested mounting it. No luck. It suggested I could use xfs_repair -L to
try and mount it after that.
I tried that, no luck. All further attempts produce output like this:
fatal error -- xfs_repair: duplicate inode range
Here are the logs from xfs_check and xfs_repair for this filesystem.
The machine was originally running a single Quantum Atlas V on Ultra 160
Scsi chain. I have moved this machine to two Maxtor 20G drives with Raid 1
mirroring. The Scsi chain is still in the machine with the broken
filesystem drive and I can make it available/prepare a filesystem dump
(perhaps someone can explain how to do that). Hopefully I have enough
space on my drive for that.
I saw other people with this error in the mailing list archives but didn't
see if there was a solution to this problem.
I should be available by 10am Pacific 12pm Eastern on Monday March 18th,
Emergence By Design
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