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Re: trying to diagnose cause of xfs filesystem corruption

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Subject: Re: trying to diagnose cause of xfs filesystem corruption
From: Steve Wray <stevew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 12:48:10 +1200
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On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 12:24, Nathan Scott wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2004 at 09:47:34AM +1200, Steve Wray wrote:
> > We have a machine with;
> > SATA, software raid, LVM2 and XFS filesystems.
> > LVM2 is appropriately configured to work on software raid.
> >
> > We see corruption on XFS filesystems on real partitions on normal
> > IDE drives (not SATA and no software RAID or LVM)  as well as on
> > LVM volumes on SATA drives.
> >
> > Corruption occurs during normal use, there have been no power or
> > kernel panic problems.
>
> hi there,
>
> Any chance you have a reproducible test case for hitting this?

Well, if we leave it up overnight there will always be some in the 
mornings :-/

> The output from xfs_db on that inode (21214761) would be useful
> information too.  Also the xfs_db superblock dump (or xfs_info
> output) would be handy.

I have no idea how to interpret from the error message to the 
filesystem. The log entries report things like;

Filesystem "dm-0"

How do I interpret dm-0 as a /dev entry?

I am guessing that what I see in this entry in /dev/mapper;
brw-------    1 root     root     253,   0 Mar 22 10:37 vg0-lv_home

might imply that dm-0 refers to /dev/vg0/lv_home (an xfs filesystem that
has had these errors).

However I'm not sure where I see the log entries for /var (on /dev/hda5) 
in there...


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