Stupid question: do you have enough swap space configured? Last time
when I did migration of filesystems with tar, I was running out of mem
because of no swap configured. I was doing the same without XFS before
without any problems.
Seth Mos schrieb:
> At 22:49 24-6-2001 +0200, Orn E. Hansen wrote:
> >sunnudagur 24. júní 2001 16:38, þú skrifaðir:
> > >
> > > How did you copy the files into XFS, are you using NFS? and which kernel
> > > version are you using?
> > >
> > I'm running redhat 7.1, using a vanilla kernel 2.4.3, with the 2.4.3 core
> >and kernel xfs tarballs. XFS release 1.0.
> >I backup the files, using 'tar -jcf <tarball>.tar.bz2 <directory>' and untar
> >them in the same way.
> > > I just did some quick checks and I am not seeing similar behavior. It
> > > appears that space preallocated into files on your system is not getting
> > > freed when the file closes. XFS presumes you are going to keep writing to
> > > a
> > > file, so tends to overallocate, but the extra space is supposed to be
> > > removed at close time.
> > >
> > > Also, if you unmount the filesystem, and remount it does the size increase
> > > persist?
> > >
> > No, it doesn't persist... but the system is unusable.
> > I unmount the directory, and the moment I remount it... the system hangs
> >up. bad(tm). I need to reboot the system, and it will come up... some
> >hassle as the file systems need to be checked, but the red hat boot script
> >can't handle the xfs system, making me end up checking the file systems
> > After that, I remount the xfs file system and it shows normal sizes....
> > but
> >after a few minutes of running, the system hangs up again. The same
> >behaviour the kernel had, before I added ACL support into it. The system
> >continues to behave this way...
> > The file system, that contains the tarball, is also an xfs. That file
> >system has only the base directory, and file sizes are normal. The system
> >also works fine with it mounted...
> This sounds like something going seriously wrong. Can you try the 1.0.1 PR2
> test RPMS/tarballs or patches?
> The real 1.0.1 release will be coming along soon which should be a
> "recommended" upgrade to improve stability.
> If you can see if those help resolve the problems that would be helpfull.
> I used the same thing to move my system but I did not see this behaviour.
> Every program has two purposes one for which
> it was written and another for which it wasn't
> I use the last kind.
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