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Re: [XFS] xfs_repair time how long it takes??

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [XFS] xfs_repair time how long it takes??
From: Ryan Lee <ryanlee.lahk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 00:48:06 +0900
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Hi, all.
Thanks a lot of your kindness for me.
I really realy appreciate it.
I am going to tell you what I have done so far porting  XFS in our system.
First of all, the resources of our system.
KERNEL : 2.6.37-2.6
XFSPROGS : 3.1.7
Second, I did this step.
1. mounting an xfs filesystem after an unclean shutdown on a machine.
As a result i saw this error below.
XFS: xlog_recover_process_data: bad clientid
XFS: log mount/recovery failed: error 5
XFS: log mount failed
2. I patched for this error 1 from internet.
I did aging test by my self.
As a result, after one day overnight, the XFS Filesystem crashed.
3, I look for another solution for 1 problem. eventually I found using xfs_repair to remove dirty log and recover.
But as i mentioned it, it takes time a lot.
You guys told me to use  the "fsck.xfs". but i think it couldn't solve the problem 1 above.
Onething more, I already know about the problem with "xfs_repair", but I cound't find any other good solution to fix it until now.
How can I fix it?
Please help me.
Thanks, Ryan.

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 12:07 AM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 3/2/12 8:26 AM, Ryan wrote:
> How about the dirty log. I use the xfs_repair because the dirty log must be removed when i mount HDD.
> As you know xfs filesystem doen't repair the dirty log so i couldn't mount the HDD after when i do cold reset during writing the HDD. How i can solve this problem?

If mount fails to replay the dirty log after a power loss, then I would suspect a misconfiguration (maybe mounting -o nobarrier with write caches enabled on the drives?) or a bug in your version of xfs, possibly unique to architecture (what architecture is it, what kernel is it, what xfs "porting" did you do?)


> Sent from my iPhone.
> On Mar 2, 2012, at 11:01 PM, Brian Candler <B.Candler@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 02, 2012 at 10:09:56PM +0900, Ryan Lee wrote:
>>>   The problem is the taking time with xfs_repair like this "]# xfs_repair
>>>   -P -L /dev/sda2" is to long to wait in our embedded system and for me,
>>>   so the booing time is increasing around 2 minutes totally.
>> Why do you feel you need to run xfs_repair on every boot? Regular Linux
>> systems do not attempt this, the same as they don't force a full "e2fsck -f"
>> on every boot.
>> http://linux.die.net/man/8/fsck.xfs
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