Summary: Filesystem corruption at boot, with data loss
Product: Linux XFS
Component: XFS kernel code
Kernel 2.4.20 with XFS patch 2002-11-29
Kernel 2.4.19 with XFS patch 1.2pre4
Debian 3.0r0 with security patches, XFree 4.2.1, Gnome 2 e KDE 3.
Both the patches from oss.sgi.com.
At reboot, I randomly get a filesystem corruption: the first time the system
wasn't able to mount /, the other times it wasn't able to read getty, so I
coudn't read the other messages.
Trying to fix with xfs_repair from xfsutils 2.3.6 wasn't possible because of an
internal error. With the older version shipped with Debian 3.0r0 I was able to
After the repairs, there was random data loss (entire files with 0 length).
The problem never happened before, with kernel 2.4.19 with XFS patch 2002-09-27
and previous versions.
AMD K6 1.3GHz
ASUS A7V motherboard (VIA KT133)
NVidia GeForce 2 MX 400
Creative SB Live!
Adaptech SCSI controller 2940U
DEC 10/100 ethernet controller (tulip driver)
IBM 40GB hard disk (checked, it works OK)
Additional kernel modules:
NVidia driver 1.0-3123
Packet writing 2.4.19-2 (only with 2.4.19)
All software compiled with gcc 2.95.4 (the version shipped with Debian 3.0).
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