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    SubjectRe: XFS breakage in 2.6.18-rc1
    On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 09:08:30AM +0100, Alistair John Strachan wrote:
    > On Tuesday 18 July 2006 23:57, Nathan Scott wrote:
    > [snip]
    > > > 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?

    There should be no disadvantage to repairing. I will update the FAQ
    shortly to describe all the details of the problem, recommendations
    on how to address it, which kernel version is affected, etc.


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