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RE: mkfs.xfs created filesystem larger than underlying device

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: mkfs.xfs created filesystem larger than underlying device
From: Michael Moody <michael@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 15:33:38 -0700
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I experienced significant corruption. I had only about 3 files on the XFS 
filesystem, which was then exported via nfs. I ran nfs_stress.sh against it, 
and my files ended up corrupt, and the machine locked up. Ideas?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Sandeen [mailto:sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:25 PM
To: Michael Moody
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: mkfs.xfs created filesystem larger than underlying device

Michael Moody wrote:
> Hello all.
> I recently created an XFS filesystem on an x86_64 CentOS 5.3 system. I
> used all tools in the repository:
> Xfsprogs-2.9.4-1
> Kernel 2.6.18-128.1.10.el5.centos.plus
> It is a somewhat complex configuration of:
> Areca RAID card with 16 1.5TB drives in a RAID 6 with 1 hotspare (100GB
> volume was created for the OS, the rest was one large volume of ~19TB)
> I used pvcreate /dev/sdb to create a physical volume for LVM on the 19TB
> volume.
> I then used vgcreate to create a volume group of 17.64TB
> I used lvcreate to create 5 logical volumes, 4x4TB, and 1x1.5TB
> On top of those logical volumes is drbd (/dev/drbd0-/dev/drbd4)
> On top of the drbd volumes, I created a volume group of 17.50TB
> (/dev/drbd0-/dev/drbd4)
> I created a logical volume of 17.49TB, upon which was created an xfs
> filesystem with no options (mkfs.xfs mkfs.xfs
> /dev/Volume1-Rep-Store/Volume1-Replicated -L Replicated)
> The resulting filesystem is larger than the underlying logical volume:
> --- Logical volume ---
>   LV Name                /dev/Volume1-Rep-Store/Volume1-Replicated
>   VG Name                Volume1-Rep-Store
>   LV UUID                fB0q3f-80Kq-yFuy-NjKl-pmlW-jeiX-uEruWC
>   LV Write Access        read/write
>   LV Status              available
>   # open                 1
>   LV Size                17.49 TB
>   Current LE             4584899
>   Segments               5
>   Allocation             inherit
>   Read ahead sectors     auto
>   - currently set to     256
>   Block device           253:5
> /dev/mapper/Volume1--Rep--Store-Volume1--Replicated
>                        18T  411M   18T   1% /mnt/Volume1
> Why is this, and how can I fix it?

I'm guessing that this is df rounding up.  Try df w/o -h, to see how
many 1k blocks you have and compare that to the size.

If it still looks wrong, can you include xfs_info output for
/mnt/Volume1 as well as the contents of /proc/partitions on your system?

I'd wager a beer that nothing is wrong, but that if something is wrong,
it's not xfs ;)


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