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Re: Fwd: Need assistance on XFS undeleting files

To: James Shih <shija03@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Need assistance on XFS undeleting files
From: Andi Kleen <andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 14:17:28 +0200
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <AANLkTikhinYuUDsT-5hqyNkR89Y4PeosvAQ3K2LFqYkn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (James Shih's message of "Tue, 6 Jul 2010 07:16:20 -0400")
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James Shih <shija03@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>    I would like to know if the development team carries such tools -
> tools that allow one to list the inodes of the XFS filesystem of
> deleted files, and tools that allow one to cat (dump) the blocks from
> a starting inode to all the following blocks until an indication that
> the file is ended or a new indication of a new file appears. (these
> tools would correspond to TCT's ils and pcat respectively).

XFS has no separate reserved inode table (but just allocates/free blocks
in the fs), so it can be difficult to even find the inodes when they're
gone.

-Andi

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