Linux-2.4.19-rc3 has code to eliminate the AMD K6 cache speculation bug.
Gettting the current CVS of XFS might be worth trying 'cause it's based on the
2.4.19-rc3 codebase. If I remember correctly it has KDB also.
BTW: When you have a filesystem that appears to work (ie Reiser or EXT3) can
you try to compile the Linux Kernel using 'make -j'. I suspect that you have
some memory error or cache problems. GCC should complain with SEG11 if there's
a memory problem. I had a machine that worked with BSD, Windows etc.etc. but
as soon as GCC did a make it would seg fault. Changing my main ram solved my
problems. BTW^2: memtest86 ran for DAYS on this ram w/o errors. A comercial
ram tester also said it was fine.
From: Seth Mos [mailto:knuffie@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wed 7/31/2002 6:21 AM
To: Dirk Munzinger
Cc: Eric Sandeen; linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: xfs-filesystem is broken after rsync
At 11:28 31-7-2002 +0200, Dirk Munzinger wrote:
>Seth Mos schrieb:
> > Can you give me a overview of the hardware this is running on? Can you
> > also list what other patches are applied to this kernel beside the ipsec
> > patches?
>The hardware is an AMD K6 2/450 with 256 MB and 3 IDE HDs from IBM (it's
>just a backup server for the online-backup)
I do know about early K6 processors (i had one) that had problems with more
then 32MB but that were only a few. The K6-2 should not have that problem.
If it does there should be a kernel message during bootup.
>In the meantime I have recompiled the 2.4.18 kernel only with the ipsec
>and the xfs patches - no other patches anymore.
Can you tell me what other patches there were in.
It might just be your lucky day, if you only knew.