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Re: XFS breakage in 2.6.18-rc1

To: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS breakage in 2.6.18-rc1
From: Kasper Sandberg <lkml@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 12:29:02 +0200
Cc: Alistair John Strachan <s0348365@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Torsten Landschoff <torsten@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 08:56 +1000, Nathan Scott wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 09:08:30AM +0100, Alistair John Strachan wrote:
> > On Tuesday 18 July 2006 23:57, Nathan Scott wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > of programs fail in mysterious ways. I tried to recover using xfs_repair
> > > > but I feel that my partition is thorougly borked. Of course no data was
> > > > lost due to backups but still I'd like this bug to be fixed ;-)
> > >
> > > 2.6.18-rc1 should be fine (contains the corruption fix).  Did you
> > > mkfs and restore?  Or at least get a full repair run?  If you did,
> > > and you still see issues in .18-rc1, please let me know asap.
> > 
> > Just out of interest, I've got a few XFS volumes that were created 24 
> > months 
> > ago on a machine that I upgraded to 2.6.17 about a month ago. I haven't 
> > seen 
> > any crashes so far.
> > 
> > Assuming I get the newest XFS repair tools on there, what's the 
> > disadvantage 
> > of repairing versus creating a new filesystem? What special circumstances 
> > are 
> > required to cause a crash?
> 
> There should be no disadvantage to repairing.  I will update the FAQ
> shortly to describe all the details of the problem, recommendations
> on how to address it, which kernel version is affected, etc.
this FAQ, is it this: http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/faq.html#dir2 ?
(btw, it seems that while only in the TOC once, you have the same about
2.6.17 twice..)..

which version of xfsprogs should i use while doing the xfs_check ?

> 
> cheers.
> 


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