Am Freitag 28 Juli 2006 16:23 schrieb Justin Piszcz:
> > Is your knoppix boot cd 5.0.1 == 2.6.17 == bugged kernel? ;P
> When repairing, do not use knoppix 5.0.1 or any version that uses
> 2.6.17 either..
since xfs_repair works independently of the in-kernel XFS implementation
it is possible to repair a directory-corruption broken XFS filesystem
with Knoppix 5.0.1.
It did so already. I used 5.0.1 to rsync a workstation image and sure it
had this slight corruption afterwards. Thus I xfs_repair'ed it and
xfs_check'ed it afterwards and all was well again.
No this is not a recommendation to use Knoppix 5.0.1 to rsync an
workstation image ;), but an xfs_repair should be possible (unless one
hits the unfixable bug).
Important: When XFS needs to be mounted first before repair in order to
clean the log it might not be wise to use Knoppix 5.0.1 tough.
BTW when using Knoppix 5 or even an older version instead I recommend
switching off the write cache to be on the safe side (hdparm -W0).
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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