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Re: Repairing XFS

To: Jeremy Jackson <jerj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Repairing XFS
From: Keith Owens <kaos@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 04:26:53 +1100
Cc: XFS Mailing List <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:24:50 CDT." <3FDDE052.9030904@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:24:50 -0500, 
Jeremy Jackson <jerj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Joshua Schmidlkofer wrote:
>
>> evolution, and the Interrupt took my box. The entire UI deadlocked, but
>> the box would still ping. =(.   No ssh, so I reset, and went to my
>
>Question for XFS guys - in general, would kernel Alt-SysRq-U make for a 
>"cleaner" crash?

Only if the ssytem is still capable of doing disk I/O.  Same with
sysrq-s.  Both issue the request then rely on the kernel being able to
do I/O.  Some crashes are so bad that nothing works.


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