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xfsprogs should provide hook script for initramfs-tools

To: XFS Development Team <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: xfsprogs should provide hook script for initramfs-tools
From: Lubomir Host <lubomir.host@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 22:40:16 +0200
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Package: xfsprogs
Version: 3.1.9
Severity: minor
Tags: patch

Dear Maintainer,

If your rootfs is XFS (I hope it is :) ), you should include some XFS tools into initrd.
It would be handy in emergency situation. E.g. will help you to boot your domU.

Log from the Xen console:

Begin: Running /scripts/local-bottom ... done.
Begin: Running /scripts/init-bottom ... done.
INIT: version 2.88 booting
[info] Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel S.
[ ok ] Starting the hotplug events dispatcher: udevd.
[ ok ] Synthesizing the initial hotplug events...done.
[ ok ] Waiting for /dev to be fully populated...done.
[ ok ] Activating swap...done.
[....] Checking root file system...fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
fsck: fsck.xfs: not found
fsck: error 2 while executing fsck.xfs for /dev/xvda2
fsck died with exit status 8
failed (code 8).
[....] An automatic file system check (fsck) of the root filesystem failed. A manual fsck must be performed, then the system restarted. The fsck should be performed in maintenance mo[FAILth the root filesystem mounted in read-only mode. ... failed!
[....] The root filesystem is currently mounted in read-only mode. A maintenance shell will now be started. After performing system maintenance, press CONTROL-D to terminate the main[warnce shell and restart the system. ... (warning).
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
 APT prefers unstable
 APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.9-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=sk_SK, LC_CTYPE=sk_SK.UTF-8 (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfsprogs depends on:
ii Âlibblkid1 Â Â 2.20.1-5.4
ii Âlibc6 Â Â Â Â 2.17-7
ii Âlibreadline5 Â5.2+dfsg-2
ii Âlibuuid1 Â Â Â2.20.1-5.4

xfsprogs recommends no packages.

Versions of packages xfsprogs suggests:
ii Âacl   Â2.2.52-1
pn Âattr   <none>
pn Âquota  Â<none>
pn Âxfsdump Â<none>

-- no debconf information


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