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Crash recovery/zero-byte file question

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Subject: Crash recovery/zero-byte file question
From: Josh Endries <endries@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 12:36:29 -0400 (EDT)
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Thread-topic: Crash recovery/zero-byte file question

We have a RHEL 6.3 machine with a large XFS mount that suffered a power outage. 
When it came back up, it allegedly fixed itself, but now many files are zero 
bytes. I found a bug report/errata fix at RH that mentions something similar, 
which might be what we ran into. We are running a kernel that should have the 
fix as far as I can tell, but we definitely have zero byte files that shouldn't 

My question is: is there a way to restore this or fix it before going to 
backups? Is it worth it to unmount and run xfs_check or similar? Unfortunately, 
since the system came up and appeared to be working, some users have been using 
that mount point.


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