Re: XFS breakage in 2.6.18-rc1

From: Jeffrey Hundstad
Date: Wed Jul 19 2006 - 20:55:48 EST

Nathan Scott wrote:
On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 09:59:33AM -0500, Jeffrey E. Hundstad wrote:
I did try the xfs_repair 2.8.4 for a volume running on and it annihilated the volume. This volume was not showing signs of crashing. So... I guess I would certainly not run xfs_repair unless there is good reason.

Erm, wha..? Can you expand on "annihilated" a bit? (please send
me the full xfs_repair output if you still have it).

Nathan Scott,

I'm very sorry; I don't have the output anymore. By annihilated I mean that there were several directories trees that /didn't work/. If you tried to cd into the directory or take a directory listing... or used a file that you knew was in these certain directories then you'd get pages of debug message to the console; and no usable data. I re-ran xfs_repair and retried several times but the condition never seemed to improve or get worse for that matter.

I /incorrectly/ figured it was a known issue or I'd have saved the output. Sorry again.

Jeffrey Hundstad

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