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SubjectRe: 2.6.21-git10/11: files getting truncated on xfs? or maybe an nlink problem?
On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 04:30:22PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> David Chinner wrote:
> > On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 02:09:50PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> >
> >> I've had a couple of instances of a linux-2.6 mercurial repo getting
> >> corrupted in some odd way this morning. It looks like files are being
> >> truncated; not to size 0, but losing something off the end.
> >>
> >> This is on an xfs filesystem. I haven't had any crashes/oops, and I
> >> don't think its the normal files getting filled with 0 problem. I saw
> >> this before the most recent set of xfs updates, but it happened again
> >> afterwards too.
> >>
> >
> > It looks like the latest XFS changes haven't been pulled yet, so
> > it's not new code that is triggering this....
> >
>
> A bunch of xfs changes appeared in git this morning, I thought. But all
> this first happened from a kernel compiled yesterday.

Ah, yes so it did - damn browser caching....
> >> Mercurial uses a strictly append-only model for updating its repo files,
> >> but it looks like maybe an append operation didn't stick.
> >>
> >> I'm repulling a fresh copy of the repo; I'll be able to compare
> >> before/after. Update: yep, definitely truncated:
> >>
> >> $ ls -l .hg-new/store/data/_documentation/pi-futex.txt.i .hg-broken/store/data/_documentation/pi-futex.txt.i
> >> 4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 jeremy jeremy 3309 May 9 09:43 .hg-broken/store/data/_documentation/pi-futex.txt.i
> >> 4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 jeremy jeremy 3797 May 9 13:38 .hg-new/store/data/_documentation/pi-futex.txt.i
> >>
> >> also
> >> 3476 -rw-rw-r-- 1 jeremy jeremy 3558208 May 9 13:55 00manifest.i
> >> 3476 -rw-rw-r-- 1 jeremy jeremy 3555200 May 9 09:41 00manifest.i~
> >>
> >>
> >> where 00manifest.i~ is the broken one. The files are identical up to the
> >> truncation point.
> >>
> >
> > Hmmm - that is bizarre. What is the output of xfs_bmap -vvp <filename>
> > on each of those files?
> >
> 00manifest.i~ is linux-2.6-broken/.hg/store/00manifest.i
>
> $ xfs_bmap -vvp linux-2.6/.hg/store/00manifest.i linux-2.6-broken/.hg/store/00manifest.i
> linux-2.6/.hg/store/00manifest.i:
> EXT: FILE-OFFSET BLOCK-RANGE AG AG-OFFSET TOTAL
......
> 6: [6144..6951]: 7930840..7931647 1 (66520..67327) 808
> linux-2.6-broken/.hg/store/00manifest.i:
> EXT: FILE-OFFSET BLOCK-RANGE AG AG-OFFSET TOTAL
.....
> 16: [6912..6943]: 27174568..27174599 3 (3581608..3581639) 32

Yeah, there's one extra filesystem block in the good case compared
to the broken case. If that was once good, then something has had to
truncate the file to remove that block....
> > what happens to these files after then are downloaded? Does it only
> > happen to append-only files or are other files affected as well?
> >
>
> I saw similar damage in another repo, but I was using the "mq" extension
> on that, which means the files are no longer append-only.
>
> I explicitly checked that repo was OK after I downloaded it. It became
> broken again after a while.
>
> It was as if the dirty inode data was dropped without being written to
> disk, so once it had to read back it got a stale file length. Or
> something like that - I'm just guessing.

Seems very unlikely. Have you unmounted and mounted the filesystem
(or rebooted or suspended) between the files being seen good and
the files being seen bad?

> > BTW, what's the 'xfs_info <mntpt>' output for this filesystem?
> >
>
> meta-data=/dev/vg00/homexfs isize=256 agcount=19, agsize=983040 blks
> = sectsz=512 attr=1
> data = bsize=4096 blocks=18350080, imaxpct=25
> = sunit=0 swidth=0 blks, unwritten=1
> naming =version 2 bsize=4096
> log =internal bsize=4096 blocks=7680, version=1
> = sectsz=512 sunit=0 blks
> realtime =none extsz=65536 blocks=0, rtextents=0

Ok, nothing unusual there.

Cheers,

Dave.
--
Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group
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