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Re: Corrupted files

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Corrupted files
From: Leslie Rhorer <lrhorer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:14:48 -0500
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On 9/9/2014 10:33 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:

There is no direct relevance to your situation, but for a lot of
other common problems it definitely is. That's why we ask people to
report it with all the other information about their system

        Yeah, understood.

Ok. We have seen over time that those 3ware controllers can do
strange things in error conditions - we've had reports of entire
hardware luns dying and being completely unrecoverable after a
disk was kicked out due to an error.

Oof. That's not good. It's stable right now. I'm considering a different controller at some point. I may accelerate that process.

I can't comment on the
highpoint controller - either not many people use them or they just
don't report problems if there do. Either way, I'd suggest that if
you aren't running the latest firmware it would be to update them
as these problems were typically fixed by newer firmware releases.

As a matter of fact, I was going to do just that. I have to reboot the system in DOS (of all things), since they don't have a linux loader. I've got to arrange a convenient time.

        OK. I'll scarf the source and compile.  All I need is to git clone
git://oss.sgi.com/xfs/xfs and git://oss.sgi.com/xfs/cmds/xfsprogs,
right?

Just clone git://oss.sgi.com/xfs/cmds/xfsprogs and check out the
v3.2.1 tag and build that..

OK, I'm doing something wrong, I think. It's been over a decade since I compiled a kernel. It makes me a little nervous.

        I've never used git on a package maintained in my distro.  Will I
have issues when I upgrade to Debian Jessie in a few months, since
this is not being managed by apt / dpkg?  It looks like Jessie has
3.2.1 of xfs-progs.

If you're using debian you can build debian packages directly from
the git tree via "make deb" (I use it all the time for pushing

Um, is that make deb-pkg, perhaps? I'm not seeing a "deb" in the package targets.

new builds to my test machines) and so when you upgrade to Jessie it
should just replace your custom built package correctly...

`make deb` finds no install target. If I run `make menuconfig` it complains about there being no ncurses. Libncurses5 is installed, and I don't know what else I should get. `make oldconfig` seems to work. Am I headed the right direction? There are quite a few configuration targets, and I am not sure which one to choose. There are also a number of questions asked by the oldconfig target (and presumably the same for other config targets), and I'm unsure how to answer. I definitely don't want to make an error and potentially wind up with an unbootable system.

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