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Re: xfs filesystem crash

Subject: Re: xfs filesystem crash
From: Krysztof Luks
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 18:52:01 +0100
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On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 15:46 +0100, An-tonio wrote:

> I've had some problems using xfs filesystem in horay. I don't know in 
> which circumstances can be reproduced the problem but sometimes the xfs 
> filesystem crash, gettin only an input/output error when I tried to exec 
> some command in console like "ls". I have to reboot with a rescue cd an 
> xfs_repair filesystem... I get a lot of data corrupt.

I had this exact problem some weeks ago (XFS + Hoary 2.6.8.1 kernel). I
was getting those I/O errors every time I started MySQL server. Plus
corrupted /var/lib/dpkg/status (filled with zeros). It's curious that
every  time i got the same file corrupted.

> First I thought it was a problem with my hd at home, but I get the same 
> problem at work where I use horay too. The two systems are used for 
> office/desktop. I have search some info in Internet and I think may be a 
> problem with 2.6 kernel and xfs under high load. With both kernel, 2.6.8 
> and 2.6.9 the filesystem crash in work and home.

I checked my disk with Seagate's tool and it didn't report any errors. I
also memtest86+'ed my system for several hours.

Now I don't run mysql, but from time to time xfs_check reports
filesystem errors, but no I/O errors, file corruption or forced reboots.

I asked on IRC but no one there had similar problems. I'll install mysql
in a few minutes and see if it causes problems with Hoary 2.6.9 kernel.

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