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Re: [PATCH] xfs_metadump: manpage fix regarding frozen fs

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfs_metadump: manpage fix regarding frozen fs
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:20:55 -0500
Cc: "'linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Hey Eric,

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 09:16:52PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> The xfs_metadump manpage states that metadump works
> on a frozen filesystem; it does not.  In fact, there is
> no way to detect a frozen filesystem, so we can't make it
> work, either.
> So just remove this from the manpage; unmounted or RO
> mounted is what is enforced by xfs_metadump.
> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx>

I gave this a try and it *seemed* to work fine on a frozen filesystem.
Can you provide a bit of detail about why xfs_metadump doesn't work on
frozen filesystems?  What am I missing?


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