Re: XFS breakage in 2.6.18-rc1

From: Alistair John Strachan
Date: Wed Jul 19 2006 - 04:06:19 EST

On Tuesday 18 July 2006 23:57, Nathan Scott wrote:
> > 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 ;-)
> 2.6.18-rc1 should be fine (contains the corruption fix). Did you
> mkfs and restore? Or at least get a full repair run? If you did,
> and you still see issues in .18-rc1, please let me know asap.

Just out of interest, I've got a few XFS volumes that were created 24 months
ago on a machine that I upgraded to 2.6.17 about a month ago. I haven't seen
any crashes so far.

Assuming I get the newest XFS repair tools on there, what's the disadvantage
of repairing versus creating a new filesystem? What special circumstances are
required to cause a crash?


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