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Re: [2.6.10-rc2] XFS filesystem corruption

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [2.6.10-rc2] XFS filesystem corruption
From: "Prakash K. Cheemplavam" <prakashkc@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 08:28:38 +0100
Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Eric Sandeen schrieb:
Prakash K. Cheemplavam wrote:

Nathan Scott schrieb:

Did you see
any of those device errors since switching to ext3?



No. That's why I am wondering. I read about such errors like I got before in lkml and usually they were not fs related but libata siimage driver related. It could be just a coincidence that it came up with xfs, but till now (I guess 5 days now, though not 24/7 running) ext3 is behaving nicely.


It's almost certainly not a filesystem problem, but an IO layer problem. Maybe you only see it with xfs due to different disk IO patterns with xfs vs. ext3... the two will certainly be allocating & writing to the disk in different ways.

Hmm, OK. When I have some hd space again. I might try to reproduce this error. Whom should I bug then if it reappears?

Cheers,

Prakash

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