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Re: can't mount anymore..

To: Daniel Nordin <tiresome@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: can't mount anymore..
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 07:28:29 +0100
In-reply-to: <1013989200.357tiresome@home.se>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
At 23:40 17-2-2002 +0000, Daniel Nordin wrote:
I installed xfs on a Pentium Pro with a Promise TX-133 IDE
controller, Slackware 8.0 and kernel 2.4.17-xfs. Then I
made a xfs partition on a 80Gb IDE HD. It worked just fine.

Now I have an Alpha W/S with Redhat 7.1, the same IDE
controller and the same kernel version.
But now when I try to mount the xfs-partition it says:

XFS: Trying to mount file system with 4096 bytes
XFS: Only page-sized (8192 bytes) blocksize currently works
XFS: SB validate failed

so... what is my problem and how do I solve it ???

You can't exchange the disks between machines that have different page sizes.

Alpha has a 8K pagesize while Intel has 4K.
There is work in progress to mount disks with a blocksize smaller then pagesize.

This would also mean that if a disk has been formatted on a alpha with 8K pagesize and intel box can not mount it. However mounting a disk with a blocksize larger then pagesize is currently not possible.

This is explained in the FAQ as well.


Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.

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