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Re: XFS corruption on post 3.7 tree.

To: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS corruption on post 3.7 tree.
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:52:49 +1100
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@xxxxxxxxxx>, Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Alex Elder <elder@xxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20121213224119.GU30652@xxxxxxx>
References: <20121213205522.GA28455@xxxxxxxxxx> <20121213221057.GA22049@xxxxxxxxxx> <20121213224119.GU30652@xxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 04:41:19PM -0600, Ben Myers wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 05:10:57PM -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 03:55:22PM -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> >  > Doing a kernel build while running on a 3.7+ tree from last night and I 
> > hit this...
> >  > 
> >  > 
> >  > [22637.787422] XFS: Internal error XFS_WANT_CORRUPTED_RETURN at line 163 
> > of file fs/xfs/xfs_dir2_data.c.  Caller 0xffffffffa070086a
> Looks like the dir v2 verifier found that a single block directory had a data
> entry without a corresponding leaf entry in the block.

Actually, a data entry with a corresponding name hash entry. i.e.
the data entry should contain XFS_DIR2_DATA_FREE_TAG, not contain a

> > I unmounted, remounted, unmounted, and then ran xfs_repair on it, as 
> > prompted.
> > xfs_repair noted..
> > 
> > bad hash table for directory inode 201328949 (bad stale count): rebuilding

And that indicates that the header count of data and stale/free
entries does not add up. That is, it found more less free entries
than it shoul dhave, which means there was at least one entry that
didn't have a XFS_DIR2_DATA_FREE_TAG value when it should have.
That matches up precisely with the problem the write verifier

> Interesting!

Very!  The new metadata write verifiers appear to have exposed an
existing silent directory corruption within a day of going upstream.

Now to try to find the needle in very complex haystack. :/


Dave Chinner

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