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Re: xfsrestore will create orphanage directory when use -t

To: Bill Kendall <wkendall@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfsrestore will create orphanage directory when use -t
From: Tommy Wu <wu.tommy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:16:07 +0800
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2012/2/23 Bill Kendall <wkendall@xxxxxxx>:
> On 02/17/2012 06:22 PM, Tommy Wu wrote:
>> 2012/2/18 Bill Kendall<wkendall@xxxxxxx>:
>>> On 02/14/2012 11:21 AM, Tommy Wu wrote:
>>>> from the xfsdump man page:
>>>> xfsrestore also generates a directory named orphanage in the dest
>>>> directory. xfsrestore removes this directory after completing a simple
>>>> restore. However, if orphanage is not empty, it is not removed. This
>>>> can happen if files present on the dump media are not referenced by
>>>> any of the restored directories. The orphanage has an entry for each
>>>> such file. The entry name is the file's original inode number, a ".",
>>>> and the file's generation count modulo 4096 (only the lower 12 bits of
>>>> the generation count are used).
>>>> and the -t option from xfsdump man page:
>>>> Displays the contents of the dump, but does not create or modify any
>>>> files or directories. It may be desirable to set the verbosity level
>>>> to silent when using this option.
>>>> But when we use -t option with xfsrestore, it still create orphanage
>>>> directory in current directory (because no dest directory assign).
>>>> and if it's not empty, it is not removed.
>>>> This is a bug or it's a feature?
>>> I can see code where this would happen, except that it would appear
>>> to require both -r and -t to be used, and xfsrestore doesn't allow
>>> that.
>>> If you send the command line you used I can take another look.
>>> Bill
>> here is the command I used for -t:
>> cat var.xfsdump.gz | gzip -dqv | xfsrestore -v silent -p 300 -J -t - |
>> grep "^xfsrestore:"
>> I also test it with only -t option, it also create orphanage folder
>> for such dump file (not all dump file has this issue)
>> cat var.xfsdump.gz | gzip -dqv | xfsrestore -t - | grep "^xfsrestore:"
> I found an issue which is likely the same as what you're seeing. I'll
> post a patch shortly, please let me know whether or not it fixes the
> problem.
> Thanks,
> Bill

yes, after apply the patch, no such directory generated during xfsdump -t.


Tommy Wu

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