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Re: problem with VMware -XFS guilty one - was: Re: XFS is innocen t

To: Olaf Frączyk <olaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: problem with VMware -XFS guilty one - was: Re: XFS is innocen t
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 22 Jan 2002 12:33:25 -0600
Cc: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Tue, 2002-01-22 at 11:51, Olaf Frączyk wrote:
> On 2002.01.17 19:57:12 +0100 Austin Gonyou wrote:
> > Go the drive maker's web site and see if they have a diagnostic utility
> > you boot from a floppy(will probably be dos based, so be prepared), and
> > run that. That is the ONLY way to tell if it's truly bad or not.
> > 
> Hi,
> So I summarize a little below:
> 1. I took DFT (Drive fitness test) from IBM and tested these disks.
> The tests took several hours, but no error was found.
> 2. I putted my old mb (intel 440BX + celeron)
> And .. crash.
> So I was wrong, and it is not related to VIA or AMD chips.
> 3. About the time I changed my motherboard I also changed vmware version.
> So Vmware 2.0 worked OK, 3.0-beta- 99% OK (AFAIR), 3.0 - crashes.
> 4. If I use ext2 filesystem for /tmp all things (including vmware) work 
> perfectly.
> 5. If I use xfs for /tmp, then vmware on some partitons works OK (sda4), 
> on some other crashes (sdb3 and sdb6). It crashes in less than 1 minute 
> (about 20-30 seconds).
> 6. All other things work OK regardless if I use xfs or ext2. I also played
> quite hard with the /tmp partition - tarring and untarring big things 
> under load (about 3).
> 7. It all happens on kernels 2.4.5 and 2.4.17.
> So, what do you suggest to try next?

Have you tried a current cvs kernel from oss.sgi.com?


> Regards,
> Olaf

Steve Lord                                      voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx

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