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xfsrestore: incorrect restore if file becomes a dir

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Subject: xfsrestore: incorrect restore if file becomes a dir
From: David Brown <davidb@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:18:56 -0800
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I've had this happen again.  It appears to be the case if between
incremental dumps, a file is deleted and a directory is created that
gets the same inode number.  The restore leaves a file in place of the
directory.  If the new directory has any contents, xfsrestore prints a
warning, and doesn't restore the subdirectory contents.

Given the sparseness of inodes, this doesn't seem to occur all that
frequently, but I do have a couple of backups that exhibit the
behavior.  If no one has any ideas, I'll start digging through
xfsrestore to see if I can figure out what is happening.

David Brown

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