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Re: XFS Recovery

To: Timothy Shimmin <tes@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS Recovery
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:04:56 +1000
Cc: Richard Scobie <richard@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:30:15AM +1000, Timothy Shimmin wrote:
> Dave Chinner wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 12:01:51PM +1200, Richard Scobie wrote:
> >> If the following log entry appears after mounting an XFS fs, is it safe  
> >> to assume that whatever issue initiated the recovery has been repaired,  
> >> or is further checking/repair required?
> > 
> > No.
> > 
> >> XFS mounting filesystem md5
> >> Starting XFS recovery on filesystem: md5 (logdev: /dev/md0)
> >> Ending XFS recovery on filesystem: md5 (logdev: /dev/md0)
> > 
> > That's normal output when mounting an XFS filesystem - if
> > you see more than this then there might be problems...
> > 
> Hmmm....I don't know if I would describe that as "normal"
> unless I am misunderstanding Dave here.

Normal as in "everything is OK - there's no need to worry".
Recovery at mount time happens quite frequently for a variety of
reasons - it's not a sign that there's something wrong as such....


Dave Chinner

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