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Re: XFS recovery issues

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Subject: Re: XFS recovery issues
From: Cory Visi <merlin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 08:41:56 -0400 (EDT)
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> > I recently patched up my own custom 2.4.22 kernel with the 2.4.22 XFS
> > split patches. I am also using the 2.4.23-pre4 patch.
> >
> > To do a filesystem test, I basically just shut the machine off and
> > see if XFS recovers. Which I did. Instead of the system booting up, I get
> > this:
> >
> > <normal kernel messages cut>
> > XFS mounting filesystem sd(8,1)
> > Starting XFS recovery on filesystem: sd(8,1) (dev: 8/1)
> > XFS: xlog_recover_process_data: bad clientid
> > XFS: log mount/recovery failed
> > XFS: log mount failed
> > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
>
> i recently had several power failures, and my UPS batteries failed,
> and as a result i had four 2.4.22 systems lose power, all recovered
> perfectly fine (several times).  I think there must be something else
> going on with your setup.

Ok, assuming this is the case, what kinds of things can cause a log
recovery to fail? Am I mounting it wrong in the bootloader? I'm
telling the kernel to mount read-only. Am I mounting with the wrong mount
options? Any help would be appreciated.

Also, please CC me on replies.

Thank you,
Cory Visi


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