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SubjectRe: [f2fs-dev] Multidevice f2fs mount after disk rearrangement
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On 2020/1/7 2:40, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> On 01/06, Chao Yu wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Thanks for the report. :)
>>
>> On 2020/1/5 5:52, Oleksandr Natalenko via Linux-f2fs-devel wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> On 04.01.2020 17:29, Oleksandr Natalenko wrote:
>>>> I was brave enough to create f2fs filesystem spanning through 2
>>>> physical device using this command:
>>>>
>>>> # mkfs.f2fs -t 0 /dev/sdc -c /dev/sdd
>>>>
>>>> It worked fine until I removed /dev/sdb from my system, so f2fs devices
>>>> became:
>>>>
>>>> /dev/sdc -> /dev/sdb
>>>> /dev/sdd -> /dev/sdc
>>>>
>>>> Now, when I try to mount it, I get the following:
>>>>
>>>> # mount -t f2fs /dev/sdb /mnt/fs
>>>> mount: /mnt/fs: mount(2) system call failed: No such file or directory.
>>>>
>>>> In dmesg:
>>>>
>>>> [Jan 4 17:25] F2FS-fs (sdb): Mount Device [ 0]: /dev/sdc,
>>>> 59063, 0 - 1cd6fff
>>>> [ +0,000024] F2FS-fs (sdb): Failed to find devices
>>>>
>>>> fsck also fails with the following assertion:
>>>>
>>>> [ASSERT] (init_sb_info: 908) !strcmp((char *)sb->devs[i].path, (char
>>>> *)c.devices[i].path)
>>>>
>>>> Am I doing something obviously stupid, and the device path can be
>>>> (somehow) changed so that the mount succeeds, or this is unfixable,
>>>> and f2fs relies on persistent device naming?
>>>>
>>>> Please suggest.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Erm, fine. I studied f2fs-tools code a little bit and discovered that
>>> superblock indeed had /dev/sdX paths saved as strings. So I fired up
>>> hexedit and just changed the superblock directly on the first device,
>>> substituting sdc with sdb and sdd with sdc (I did it twice; I guess
>>> there are 2 copies of superblock), and after this the mount worked.
>>
>> Alright, it works if superblock checksum feature is off...
>>
>>>
>>> Am I really supposed to do this manually ;)?
>>
>> We'd better add that ability in tune.f2fs. And I guess we need to let
>> kernel/fsck to notice that case, and give hint to run tune.f2fs to
>> reconfigure primary/secondary/... device paths.
>
> I'm thinking to add tunesb.f2fs to edit superblock explicitly, since it has
> to edit it without getting superblock/checkpoint and other f2fs metadata.
>
> For example,
> # tunesb.f2fs -c /dev/sdb -c /dev/sdc /dev/sda
> .. superblock info ..
> .. device list ..
> .. hot/cold extensions ..
>
> Will modify the device list, if it's different from parameter.

Looks good to me.

Thanks,

>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>>
> .
>

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