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Re: Using xfsdump On Linux With IRIX Version 1 FS?

To: Sean Elble <elbles@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Using xfsdump On Linux With IRIX Version 1 FS?
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:23:41 -0500
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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 ....

-Eric

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