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RE: using dmapi to sync filesystems (was using xfsdump...)

To: "'Steve Lord'" <lord@xxxxxxx>, Matthijs van der Klip <matthijs.van.der.klip@xxxxxx>
Subject: RE: using dmapi to sync filesystems (was using xfsdump...)
From: Matthijs van der Klip <matthijs.van.der.klip@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 15:55:31 +0100
Cc: "'Dean Roehrich'" <roehrich@xxxxxxx>, "'linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
>At the time there was a bug which caused an infinite loop in the kernel
>when dmapi was turned on. Since dmapi did not have any real application
>at the time, we decided to turn it off. Later kernels fix this and it
>is safe to turn it on. If you turn it on in the 1.0.2 kernel rpms you
>will probably hit the bug.
>
>I am not sure about user space dependencies - but the irix xfsdump
>and restore programs are aware of dmapi filesystems and can be used
>to back them up.


Ah. Thanks for the info. I've rebuilt a kernel with dmapi and have
enabled it on a test filesystem. I have not yet hit the bug but will
be watching for it...


Best regards,

Matthijs van der Klip
NOS - Dutch Public Broadcasting Organisation


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