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Re: last xfs_repair time?

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: last xfs_repair time?
From: Lars Damerow <lars@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:55:04 -0800
Cc: Timothy Shimmin <tes@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <491B83E5.4030002@xxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20081112224109.GC18990@xxxxxxxxx> <491B6F4C.6030506@xxxxxxx> <491B7EB9.1050207@xxxxxxxxxxx> <20081113012045.GL18990@xxxxxxxxx> <491B83E5.4030002@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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>From Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 07:33:25PM -0600:
> So, for what it's worth, power loss should not necessarily require a
> repair; as long as you have barriers enabled and/or you're not losing
> log writes to a volatile write cache, power loss should never corrupt
> the filesystem metadata; that is what the log is for, after all...

Our disks are partitioned with LVM, so we don't have write barriers. We
just recently disabled write caching, though, so our future should be
brighter than it's been. :)

-lars

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