Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> just updated the kernel on my ppc machine yesterday - worked all fine
>> so far ... that i tried the kio and kiocluster options on the ppc too
>> and ran into problems: as soon as i write to the fs it detects an io
>> error and shuts down ... thus a few questions:
> I presume the same devices worked OK without kio, did they work OK after
> this shutdown?
just did very short testings (will do more this evening) but i was
able to umount/mount them afterwards and xfs_repair was close to
happy with them - but more details later
without kio XFS on ppc seems to be as stable as on i386 due to my
testings (i am runing fine XFS root - never had any problems so
>> * am i right in assuming that the kio stuff does not contain any
>> arch specific parts so it should - in principle - work also on
>> the pcc which would leave endian or gcc issues as a possible
>> reason for the problem?
> I think this is true, there are no os specific components, where you using
> ide or scsi? The ide kio code is specific to having dma turned on. So which
> combination was this?
it's ide and dma turned on
>> * what is the state of XFS on sparc (also big endian)? - if it
>> works there: do the kio and kiocluster options work on sparc?
> I would have to leave this to the list to answer - and by the way, there
> is no difference between these two options now, kiocluster will be going
> away I suspect.
yes i was remembering this somehow from the list - ok - it's the
same behaviour for both anyway :-)
>> * does anyone have an idea off-mind what might be the reson for
>> this? ... i'll turn on all the debugging options and see if i
>> get any more information out of it this evening i think
> Chait may have some suggestions, but the specific hardware combination is
> the most interesting part of the equation right now.
thanks - as said i waill (and can) do more testing this evening
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