Sean Elble wrote:
> Hi all,
> While I am aware that the current kernel implementation of XFS doesn't
> support mounting an IRIX filesystem with version 1 directories, I'm not so
> sure whether xfsdump/xfsrestore will support the dumping of an IRIX
> filesystem with version 1 directories. To be more specific, I am dealing
> with an old disk from an Indigo2, running IRIX 6.5.6m with version 1
> (0x1094) directories. I was hoping it had version 2 directories, but after
> finding an old SCSI card I could put in a Linux box with XFS support, I
> found just the opposite, obviously. I had the old SCSI card back in its
> donor system (which was up-and-running) when it occurred to me that
> xfsdump/xfsrestore *might* be a possibility, and I can't take it (the donor
> system) down again unless I know I can make this work.
> If anyone can give me an answer to this question, I would certainly
> appreciate it. I didn't see anything in the man pages, and my Google
> searches have proven fruitless thus far, but I've been known to be blind on
> occasion. :-) Thanks, in advance.
linux used to work with v1 dirs, though there were some problems. It
never got fixed, was not critical for 99.9% of users, and got taken out.
But it might work well enough to do what you need. Go through the
changelogs or google, and try an older Linux kernel, perhaps ....