FWIW - I had the exact same problem. I'm running 2.4.18-xfs, compiled
with gcc3.0.4 on RH 7.2 I was running red-carpet to update gnome and it
updated a LOT of core gnome packages. Well, X froze solid (except for
the mouse) ctrl-alt-backspace did nothing (2nd system this happened to
me). Finally after waiting a good long while, I powered down.
When I restarted, I got a bunch of error msgs due to missing libraries
(X and kerberos) X refused to start.
I did an xfs_repair - no help. Since I was on XFree 4.1.0, I grabbed
the 4.2.0 rpms and installed those from the command line along with the
kerberos RPMs using the --force option.
After that, everything worked fine. Nothing else got corrupted - only
the X libraries (well that I've found so far - but I use this system
heavily and everything seems to be happy)
Wish I had more info - but this was at work so I just got it working
again with the rpm install.
Ivan Ivanov wrote:
| Are there any chances for solving this problem.
| I have read all the faq and the XFS white paper.
| I have tried allmost all XFS patches from oss.sgi.com for various kernels
| and know that XFS logs only metadata updates.
| It is fast, has EA and ACL but when the system crashes for any reason most
| of the open files ( including opened ro ) are lost - for example