[please don't reply to year old message threads with a new problem]
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:04:21PM +0800, Federico Sevilla III wrote:
> Recently, we had two file servers crash during periods of increased load
> (increased access from workstations in the LAN). After the crash, the
> XFS file systems would no longer mount. The mount process would just
> stay in state D, with no progress, and no significant disk activity.
What was the cause of the crash?
> On one of the servers now, on the same file system that had trouble, we
> are having the following messages (the system otherwise remains usable,
> though, which is weird):
> attempt to access beyond end of device
> sda7: rw=0, want=154858897362229008, limit=3885978852
> I/O error in filesystem ("sda7") meta-data dev sda7 block
> 0x2262b58bf959708 ("xfs_trans_read_buf") error 5 buf count 4096
A corrupted extent pointer of some kind. xfs_repair should have
found this. Can you run xfs_repair again? If it doesn't find
anything, please upgrade xfs_repair to the latest version and
> Both servers use CentOS5 with the Linux 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5 kernel. For
Oh. XFS is not really supported on that platform because it is pretty much
completely untested on RHEL based kernels.
> Please help me understand what the cause of this problem could be.
Could be anything. Knowing what caused you systems to crash in the
first place would be handy....