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Re: Xfs Access to block zero exception and system crash

To: Nathan Scott <nscott@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Xfs Access to block zero exception and system crash
From: Dave Chinner <dchinner@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 23:56:52 -0700
Cc: Sagar Borikar <sagar_borikar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 04:13:11PM +1000, Nathan Scott wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 11:05 +0530, Sagar Borikar wrote:
> > 
> > Unfortunately the architecture is customized mips for which the
> > standard 
> > kernel port is
> > not available  and we have to port the new kernel in order to try
> > this 
> > which is why I was
> > hesitating to do this.
> 
> You can always try the reverse - replace fs/xfs from your mips build
> tree with the one from the current/a recent kernel.  Theres very few
> changes in the surrounding kernel code that xfs needs.

Eric should be able to comment on the pitfalls in doing this having
tried to backport a 2.6.25 fs/xfs to a 2.6.18 RHEL kernel. Eric -
any comments?

Cheers,

Dave.
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Dave Chinner
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