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Re: Exim and XFS filesystem

To: "Theo E. Schlossnagle" <jesus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Exim and XFS filesystem
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 10:39:03 -0500
Cc: exim-users@xxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <3B8BB7C7.4020808@omniti.com>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
"Theo E. Schlossnagle" wrote:

> Exim v3.14,v3.22,v3.33 and Linux 2.4.2-xfs.  The xfs parition in question is
> running atop a RAID-1 md device on two 9GB scsi drives.

> It looked as if the kernel had a thread stuck writing to or reading from the
> filesystem journal.  If anyone knows a solution to this problem, I am all
> ears.  Otherwise, steer clear of running you Exim spools on xfs.

My first suggestion would be to upgrade to XFS-1.0.1 if possible,
2.4.2/XFS-1.0 is a bit old, and several fixes went into 1.0.1  1.0.1 is
available as a patch against vanilla 2.4.5, or coupled with Red Hat's
2.4.3 kernel release for RH Linux 7.1.

-Eric

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Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.


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