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Re: 32bit apps and inode64

To: Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG <s.priebe@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 32bit apps and inode64
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:46:53 -0600
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Hi Stefan,

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 04:06:40PM +0100, Stefan Priebe - Profihost AG wrote:
> i've discovered some problems on a host with a disk > 1TB. We've some
> binary 32bit applications which are not able to read some directory
> anymore after we've formated and installed the system using vanilla
> 3.7.7 kernel.
> 
> Right now we're using 3.0.61 kernel on this host - so 64bit apps work
> well and newly created files get 32bit inode numbers as inode64 is not
> the default.
> 
> Is there a way to find / get all 64bit inode files / dies and convert
> them back to 32bit without a reinstall?

On IRIX you could use xfs_reno to renumber those inodes.
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?coll=0650&db=man&fname=/usr/share/catman/a_man/cat1/xfs_reno.z

xfs_reno was ported to linux in '07 and was most recently reposted by Jeff Liu:
http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2012-11/msg00425.html

It isn't in xfsprogs today.

Regards,
        Ben

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