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Re: XFS filesystem corruption

To: Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS filesystem corruption
From: Julien FERRERO <jferrero06@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:16:31 +0100
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Hi Emmanuel

2013/3/6 Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Le Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:08:59 +0100 vous écriviez:
>> I am totally stuck and I really don't know how to duplicate the
>> corruption. I only know that units are used to be power cycle by
>> operator while the fs is still mounted (no proper shutdown / reboot).
>> My guess is the fs journal shall handle this case and avoid such
>> corruption.
> Wrong guess. It may work or not, depending upon a long list of
> parameters, but basically not turning it off properly is asking for
> problems and corruptions. The problem will be tragically aggravated if
> your hardware RAID doesn't have a battery backed-up cache.

OK but our server is 95% of the time reading data and 5% of the time
writing data. We have a case of a server that did not write anything
at the time of failure (and during all the uptime session). Moreover,
failure occurs to files that were opened in read-only or weren't
accessed at all at the time of failure. I don't think the H/W RAID is
the issue since we have the same corruption with other setup without

Does the "ls" output with "???" looks like a fs corruption ?

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