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Re: Assert in xfs_repair (Phase 7) and other xfs_restore problems

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Assert in xfs_repair (Phase 7) and other xfs_restore problems
From: Jon Peatfield <J.S.Peatfield@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:28:48 +0100 (BST)
Cc: Jon Peatfield <J.S.Peatfield@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, 24 Jul 2012, Dave Chinner wrote:

Now in phase7.c it asserts if nlinks is over 65536 which 13006001
clearly is:

           do_warn(_("resetting inode %" PRIu64 " nlinks from %u to %u\n"),
                   ino, dinoc->di_nlink, nrefs);

           if (dinoc->di_version == 1 && nrefs > XFS_MAXLINK_1)  {
_("nlinks %u will overflow v1 ino, ino %" PRIu64 " will be converted to version 
                           nrefs, ino);

           dinoc->di_nlink = nrefs;

And that is saying that your superblock does not have the NLINK
feature bit set, so it can't use version 2 inodes which support link
counts of up to 2^32.  Use xfs_db to set the NLINK bit, and re-run

FWIW, the mkfs default is to set the NLINK. That got changed some
4-5 years ago, IIRC...

Thanks for this.

The original filesystem is about 8 years old so it would have been created before that change even if we had the latest versions of the xfsprogs at the time.

While waiting for the data to copy (before I try anything else) I did a quick scan though the xfsprogs 3.1.8 sources looking for things which alter the sb version/versionnum to set the XFS_SB_VERSION_NLINKBIT flag (assuming that one it right since it is what causes xfs_db to add NLINK to the version output).

I can find only one piece of code which does it:

include/xfs_sb.h :
static inline void xfs_sb_version_addnlink(xfs_sb_t *sbp)
        if (sbp->sb_versionnum <= XFS_SB_VERSION_2)
                sbp->sb_versionnum = XFS_SB_VERSION_3;
                sbp->sb_versionnum |= XFS_SB_VERSION_NLINKBIT;

and that function is only used in one place - and can't be reached:

repair/versions.c :
        if (fs_inode_nlink && !xfs_sb_version_hasnlink(sb))  {

Am I missing the obvious way to set this bit?

BTW on a fresh fs made with and older mkfs.xfs (the one from RHEL5) the NLINK bit isn't set initially but seems to become set once I cause an inode to have more than 65536 links...

# xfs_db -c version /dev/SpudSnaps/Test2
# mount /dev/SpudSnaps/Test2 /mnt/testing/
# mkdir /mnt/testing/foo
# for i in $(seq 1 65537); do mkdir /mnt/testing/foo/$i; done
# umount /mnt/testing
# xfs_db -c version /dev/SpudSnaps/Test2
versionnum [0xb5b4+0x8] = 

So is it actually some other feature which needs to be set to allow NLINK to be set?

Looking at the 'bad' fs it has:

# xfs_db -c version /dev/FornixRaid02/damtp-home
versionnum [0x35d4+0x0] = V4,ATTR,QUOTA,ALIGN,DALIGN,DIRV2,LOGV2,EXTFLG

so it seems to just be missing MOREBITS and ATTR2 compared to the earlier output from the test fs - but neither seems very likely.

I'm sure that I'm missing something very obvious.

 -- Jon

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