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Re: Read corruption on ARM

To: Jason Detring <detringj@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Read corruption on ARM
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:16:14 +1100
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 05:21:15PM -0600, Jason Detring wrote:
> On 2/26/13, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 2/26/13 4:37 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> >> On 2/26/13 3:58 PM, Jason Detring wrote:
> >>> Hello list,
> >>
> >> <snip>
> >>
> >>> This also seems to impact the Raspberry Pi.  Below shows a 256 MB test
> >>> case filesystem.
> >>> The filesystem was created on an x86-64 box by mkfs.xfs 3.1.8 and
> >>> populated by kernel 3.6.9.
> >>> This failure report is Linux 3.6.11-g89caf39 built by GCC 4.7.2 from
> >>>    <https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/commits/rpi-3.6.y>
> >>> The problem appears to be tied to the filesystem, not the media,
> >>> since both an external USB reader and a loopback-mounted image on the
> >>> unit's main SD media show the same backtrace.  The loopback image was
> >>> captured on other hardware, then copied onto the RPi via network.
> >>
> >> Missed this; let me fire up my pi and see if I can replicate it.
> >
> > Realized that I'll need to cross-compile xfs.ko I guess...
> >
> > But - do you see this when the *whole* kernel is cross-compiled?
> > Building the kernel one way and xfs another way, with another gcc,
> > is probably nothing but trouble.  :)
> Yes, I did.  I remember seeing it in months past when those compilers
> were freshly released.  I only mixed-and-matched here as a spot check
> to be sure the errors were still present.  For any Real Serious
> Business, I'll build end-to-end with the same compiler.
> I've uploaded my demonstration problem file system here:
>   <http://www.splack.org/~jason/projects/xfs-arm-corruption/problemimage.xfs>
> This throws a backtrace when "find ." is run on the mountpoint.  The
> junk in the file system is just that--filler.  Don't take the kernel
> archives as debugging builds.

The filesystem image appears to be just fine. xfs_repair on x86_64 does
not complain about it, nor does xfs_check. Mounting and running find
on it on my current 3.8-dev kernel does not cause any problems,
either. And looking directly at the structures on disk I can't see
any obvious problems.

Hence whatever issue is being seen must be to do with the way the
compiled ARM code is interpreting the on-disk structures....


Dave Chinner

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