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Re: xfs_repair problem.

To: David Bernick <dbernick@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_repair problem.
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 16:20:46 -0600
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David Bernick wrote:
> So I ran an xfs_repair -v on my filesystem. While the FS was originally
> 12T and 95% full. I ran xfs_repair and it throw many "out of space
> errors" when it was running. That makes some sense.
>  
> I expanded it with a new device with xfs_grow. It seems to work, because
> the disk is now bigger when I mount it.

I should have pointed out; growing less than 2T at a time is safe, even
with that bug ...

> When I ran xfs_repair on that (latest version), it reverts back to the
> original size. Is there anything I need to do to make the xfs_growfs
> permanent?

No, it should just work.  But 2T at a time on that older code w/ teh bug.

> If I can make the XFS partition bigger, I can likely make it work
> because then it won't run out of space! But the partition, despite
> saying its "bigger" here, doesn't seem to "take" after the xfs_repair.
> Any ideas?

Add a terabyte at a time :)

(or backport that patch...)

-Eric

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