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Re: Zero filled files

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Zero filled files
From: kris buggenhout <kris.buggenhout@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 19:17:27 +0200
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <20030512102338.GA3268@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <1052742135.1173.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Steve Lord wrote:

> On Mon, 2003-05-12 at 05:23, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > I know about XFS's zeroing of files for such files that were still marked as
> > dirty when the crash occured. I wonder about two things:
> >
> > o Why are 15-20 minutes old files also wiped out? Are the write-backs that
> >   much delayed (even if there is not other FS/CPU load)?
> >
> > o What is the best way to find these files (why aren't their names simply
> >   dumped to the kernel logs)? Something like
> >
> >   find . -xdev -type f \! -empty | xargs <grep for non-zero character here>
> >
> >   What's the best expression for the last part?
> >
> > (Red Hat 8.0 & XFS 1.2)
> > --
> > Axel.Thimm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> You need to try the current cvs kernel, there was a major rework of xfs
> sync recently which should have fixed this.
>
> Steve

current cvs kernel as in 2.4.x or 2.5.x ?


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