Thanks for the response Mike & Cliff,
On our server though, which is basically a file server, serving
clients files over NFS. We have had 4-5 instances of xfs_shutdown
with message like "in-core memory corruption...." .
The exact messages are:
kerrnel: xfs_force_shutdown(lvm(58,2),0x8) called from line 1035 of
file xfs_trans.c. Return address = 0xc01cc10a
kernel: Corruption of in-memory data detected. Shutting down
kernel: Please umount the filesystem, and rectify the problem(s)
At once, we had lost data even after repairing the filesystem using
xfs_repair and that too production data. Clearly, we are a worried lot
Would appreciate if I can get some information on concrete advantages
which XFS has over ext3/2 in terms of stability (specially as a file
server, performnace (with figures e.g how much % write/read gain) and
I believe we are using the XFS version which is as old as July 2001.
>Mike Burger wrote
>FWIW, I've been running XFS on my server (not a very busy server,
>granted) for a couple of years, now, and haven't had any problems.
>On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 mahesh.babbar@xxxxxx wrote:
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Subject: Re: XFs stability
Author: logiplex (logiplex@xxxxxxxxx) at internet
Date: 7/21/2003 10:44 PM
On Mon, 2003-07-21 at 09:20, mahesh.babbar@xxxxxx wrote:
> Hi ,
> I am totally new to XFs world so please bear with me for my ignorance.
> My query is how stable xfs is ? Or let's say which version of it is
> most stable.
I use XFS exclusively on all my machines (at home and work). This
includes several desktops, a laptop, a couple of servers and even my
firewall. I've been using it for at least two years. No other
available filesystem (well, I haven't tested JFS and probably won't
until I've got a 64-bit CPU) matches XFS for performance and
reliability. EXT3 is a joke (why *does* it need to fsck?), and
ReiserFS, although very interesting, has had numerous problems. My PC's
have been turned off, crashed, and even attacked by ferrets without
losing data or requiring repair. What more can you ask of a filesystem?
Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (www.logiplex.net)
(503) 978-6726 (800) 735-0555