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Re: xfs used disk space bug in 2.6.38-rc1 (commit 6e857567dbbfe14dd6cc3f

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Subject: Re: xfs used disk space bug in 2.6.38-rc1 (commit 6e857567dbbfe14dd6cc3f7414671b047b1ff5c7)
From: Alex Romosan <romosan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:25:05 -0800
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <87zkqvtet2.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (message from Alex Romosan on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:01:45 -0800)
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Alex Romosan <romosan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> my home directory is using xfs and i noticed that when i try to compile
> a program or do any kind of disk access (like git pull, etc) the amount
> of space used jumps by tens of gigabytes causing the disk to seemingly
> become full (eventually). on reboot the used disk space goes back to the
> correct value. i did a 'git bisect start -- fs/xfs' and i tracked it
> down to commit 6e857567dbbfe14dd6cc3f7414671b047b1ff5c7. if i revert
> this patch then disk usage doesn't increase unexpectedly (i have 270GB
> free and the disk became full by simply trying to compile wine). i can
> try patches if somebody comes up with one.

actually, even with that patch reverted the disk usage still creeps up
eventually so something else is not quite right.


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