Re: XFS breakage in 2.6.18-rc1

From: Kevin Radloff
Date: Tue Jul 18 2006 - 19:04:11 EST

On 7/18/06, Torsten Landschoff <torsten@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi friends,

I upgraded to 2.6.18-rc1 on sunday, with the following results (taken
from my /var/log/kern.log), which ultimately led me to reinstall my
That problem occured during a dist-upgrade, dm-6 is my /usr partition. Funny
enough this happened a few months after finally replaced my ancient disk
with a RAID1 array to make sure I do not lose data ;)

In any case it seems like the XFS driver in 2.6.18-rc1 is decently broken.
After booting into 2.6.17 again, I could use /usr again but random files
contain null bytes, firefox segfaults instead of starting up and a number
of programs fail in mysterious ways. I tried to recover using xfs_repair
but I feel that my partition is thorougly borked. Of course no data was
lost due to backups but still I'd like this bug to be fixed ;-)

If more information from my logs is required, I can make it available (and any
part of the partition if required).

That looks like the death knell of my /, which succumbed on Friday as
a result (I believe) of the corruption bug that was in 2.6.16/17.
Ironically enough, I also saw the problem during an aptitude upgrade.

Also see this thread:

Kevin 'radsaq' Radloff
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