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Re: Kernel 2.4.18-XFS

To: David Lloyd <lloy0076@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Kernel 2.4.18-XFS
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 11:39:46 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <3CDC53E9.BF7B3432@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Sat, 11 May 2002, David Lloyd wrote:

>
> Eric
>
> It says:
>
> Fatal error on root filesystem ide0(3,1)
> /lib/modules/2.4.18-SGI-XFS-1.1/kernel/drivers/modutils...radio cpio:
> mkdir (?) unknown error 998

This error might be related to 990 which is filesystem corruption. If that
happens the fs can not be read or written from and appear empty.

If you then reboot it should all be there but you will need to run
xfs_repair _after_ a clean unmount and see if something is broken.
If you repair first and not replay the logs you can lose a lot of data.

> /home itself gets butchered (i.e. lots of stuff gets shoved to
> lost+found) but md5sum still says the RPM checks out ok.

After repair that is?

Cheers
Seth


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