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Re: file corruption during emacs build on XFS logical volume

To: Sean Neakums <sneakums@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: file corruption during emacs build on XFS logical volume
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 03 Jan 2002 10:30:04 -0600
Cc: Linux XFS <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <6u3d1npgx9.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, 2002-01-03 at 09:56, Sean Neakums wrote:
> begin  Steve Lord quotation:
> > On Thu, 2002-01-03 at 08:49, Steve Lord wrote:
> >> 
> >> Since I am building on a redhat based box, I am doing rpm builds not
> >> debian package builds, and the rpm version which appears friendly to
> >> this box is emacs-20 not emacs-21. Having said that, emacs is building
> >> OK for me here. It is difficult to tell if the problem you are seeing
> >> is in the true emacs build, or in the package generation. Can you tell,
> >> if it is the package generation then the rpm build is not a valid test
> >> case here.
> >
> > Following up to myself, dropping the system memory to 128M seems to
> > have triggered the problem here, so yes there does seem to be an
> > XFS bug here.
> Excellent.  I was beginning to think that it was something specific to
> my setup.

It gets even better, the other difference was that emacs was already
installed on the box were it worked, if I remove emacs it fails to find
it and fails in the same manner. So scratch memory size as being the
trigger here.


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Steve Lord                                      voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx

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