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Re: xfsrestore problems

To: John Kihonge <mkulima@xxxxxxx>, Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfsrestore problems
From: Hasch@xxxxxxxxxxx (Juergen Hasch)
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 21:51:07 +0200
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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References: <20020511205125.GD4462@widomaker.com> <20020516020938.GB10343@widomaker.com> <3CE3D3CF.7DBAF8A9@sgi.com>
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Am Donnerstag, 16. Mai 2002 17:44 schrieb John Kihonge:
> Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 05:41:12PM -0500, John Kihonge wrote:
> > > Charles,
> > >
> > > I am unable to reproduce this issue in our lab here since we dont have
> > > Slackware 8.0 on any of the test machines. I used xfsdump/xfsrestore on
> > > Red Hat 7.2 with 2.4.18-xfs kernel and glibc version 2.2.4 and it
> > > works.
> >
> > You can install it in about 30 minutes... and in any case, it's not
> > likely related to Slackware since another user had the same trouble in
> > February. I think he was using Red Hat, but I don't remember.
>  I saw the emails from February and it was a problem with SuSe. I need to
> do more investigation to see if I can determine why this is happening.

This was me :-)
I still have the tapes from February which exhibit the problem. I can retest, 
if you have an idea where to look.

> > > Would you upgrade glibc to version 2.2.4 and see if that would work?
> >
> > That's non-trivial. Do you have any reason for me to do this? I mean, is
> > there something about 2.2.3 that you suspect?
> I know Red Hat 7.2 with glibc 2.2.4 is working since that is what I used to
> do test ,but I havent done any tests with glibc 2.2.3. By upgrading, we
> would determine if the library is causing the error.
> > I'll have to see what is involved in the upgrade. Slackware is close to
> > another release which might use that version or later.

I really don't understand how a minor glibc library update can cause such 
problems. All other binaries were identical (kernel, modules, xfs libraries).


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