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Re: [2.6.10-rc2] XFS filesystem corruption

To: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.6.10-rc2] XFS filesystem corruption
From: "Prakash K. Cheemplavam" <prakashkc@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:04:01 +0100
Cc: William Lee Irwin III <wli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jan De Luyck <lkml@xxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Nathan Scott schrieb:
On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 11:13:18AM +0100, Prakash K. Cheemplavam wrote:
using ck's preemp big kernel lock?) I got following using a raid0 setup with xfs. I thought it would be a driver issue, but reformatting to ext3 the stripe array runs now w/o probs for a few days. (xfs crapped out after a few hours on heavy disk activity.)
Nov 21 10:10:45 tachyon end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 10480855
Nov 21 10:10:45 tachyon I/O error in filesystem ("md0") meta-data dev md0 block 0x13fd990 ("xfs_trans_read_buf") error 5 buf count 8192

This looks like your driver passed an error back up to the
filesystem while it was doing metadata IO and XFS chose to
shut it down to prevent further damage.  It's unlikely to
be a preempt/xfs problem.  Possibly hardware.  Did you see
any of those device errors since switching to ext3?

No. That's why I am wondering. I read about such errors like I got before in lkml and usually they were not fs related but libata siimage driver related. It could be just a coincidence that it came up with xfs, but till now (I guess 5 days now, though not 24/7 running) ext3 is behaving nicely.



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