On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 00:05, Soumen Chakrabarti wrote:
> Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > On Sun, 26 Oct 2003, Soumen Chakrabarti wrote:
> >>Repeatable bug, here's how to create the situation:
> >>1. Start with a fresh install of stock RedHat 9.
> >>2. Download kernel 2.4.22.
> >>3. Patch in XFS 1.3.1 and build new kernel.
> > Ok, for starters, i don't think we shipped patches specifically
> > for xfs 1.3.1 + kernel 2.4.22, and the patches we did ship for 2.4.21
> > do not apply cleanly to 2.4.22.
> I downloaded the patch around 10/15, from this URL:
> which seems to indicate that even on that date, there was a patch
> available for 2.4.22 (maybe I looked where I should not). Today
> (11/28), I can't even find a patch for 2.4.21 (at least not by moving up
> to the parent dir ...patches/).
Ah, ok. That is a snapshot patch, as indicated by the README - it's not
XFS 1.3.1. That's fine, at least now I know what you're running.
> Some other people seem to have confirmed in the meantime that the
> problem shown by bonnie on 2.4.22 + 1.3.1 is a real one.
I think it's also been shown that using the "ikeep" mount option will
take care of this? Looks like it has something to do with the unused
inode reclamation path.
Can you verify that this workaround fixes the problem for you?
Eric Sandeen [C]XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc. 651-683-3102