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SubjectRe: xfs used disk space bug in 2.6.38-rc1 (commit 6e857567dbbfe14dd6cc3f7414671b047b1ff5c7)
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Alex Romosan <romosan@sycorax.lbl.gov> writes:

> my home directory is using xfs and i noticed that when i try to compile
> a program or do any kind of disk access (like git pull, etc) the amount
> of space used jumps by tens of gigabytes causing the disk to seemingly
> become full (eventually). on reboot the used disk space goes back to the
> correct value. i did a 'git bisect start -- fs/xfs' and i tracked it
> down to commit 6e857567dbbfe14dd6cc3f7414671b047b1ff5c7. if i revert
> this patch then disk usage doesn't increase unexpectedly (i have 270GB
> free and the disk became full by simply trying to compile wine). i can
> try patches if somebody comes up with one.

actually, even with that patch reverted the disk usage still creeps up
eventually so something else is not quite right.

--alex--

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