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Andreas,

>From: Andreas Dilger <adilger@turbolabs.com>
>To: Mack Stevenson <mackstevenson@hotmail.com>
>CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, reiser@namesys.com,
>nerijus@users.sourceforge.net
>Subject: Re: Basic reiserfs question
>Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 11:04:26 -0600
>
>On Sep 07, 2001 13:38 +0200, Mack Stevenson wrote:
> > >From syslog, referring to the last time I booted my machine:
> >
> > reiserfs: checking transaction log (device 03:02) ...
> > Warning, log replay starting on readonly filesystem
> > reiserfs: replayed 16 transactions in 4 seconds
> > using r5 hash to sort names
> > ReiserFS version 3.6.25
> > VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
>
>This clearly means that it is a "dirty" shutdown, because it is replaying
>the journal log.

Right.

> > Should I worry if I don't get such messages whenever I boot? Or should I
> > worry if I get those messages after (apparently) clean shutdown
>procedures?
>
>It would be troublesome if you got the messages after a clean shutdown.

That's what happening (kernel 2.4.8), about 1 out of 5 times .

>This might mean that reiserfs is not syncing some journal buffers to disk
>when the root filesystem is remounted read-only. Alternately, it may mean
>that it is finding bogus transactions to replay in the journal (I don't
>know how reiserfs determines whether the journal is clean or dirty).
>
>It may also mean that your disk claims to have written data to disk, but
>then only puts it in cache and you power off before in actually writes it.
>Do you have APM/ACPI power off after shutdown?

Yes, I run APM. Should I try disabling APM power off and manually doing so
instead?

Thank you,

Mack


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