On 7/23/09 10:23 PM, "Eric Sandeen" <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sean Elble wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> While I am aware that the current kernel implementation of XFS doesn't
>> support mounting an IRIX filesystem with version 1 directories, I'm not so
>> sure whether xfsdump/xfsrestore will support the dumping of an IRIX
>> filesystem with version 1 directories. To be more specific, I am dealing
>> with an old disk from an Indigo2, running IRIX 6.5.6m with version 1
>> (0x1094) directories. I was hoping it had version 2 directories, but after
>> finding an old SCSI card I could put in a Linux box with XFS support, I
>> found just the opposite, obviously. I had the old SCSI card back in its
>> donor system (which was up-and-running) when it occurred to me that
>> xfsdump/xfsrestore *might* be a possibility, and I can't take it (the donor
>> system) down again unless I know I can make this work.
>> If anyone can give me an answer to this question, I would certainly
>> appreciate it. I didn't see anything in the man pages, and my Google
>> searches have proven fruitless thus far, but I've been known to be blind on
>> occasion. :-) Thanks, in advance.
> linux used to work with v1 dirs, though there were some problems. It
> never got fixed, was not critical for 99.9% of users, and got taken out.
> But it might work well enough to do what you need. Go through the
> changelogs or google, and try an older Linux kernel, perhaps ....
Looks like the version 1 directory code was removed as of June 15th, 2006,
But another post <http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2003-07/msg00495.html> has
a 2.4.21 kernel being used with a patch, so I'm not sure if I want to try a
2.6 kernel, or see if I can patch together a 2.4.x kernel on an old FC4 box
I have laying around. Truth be told, it's a lot of work just to blank the
entries in /etc/shadow so I can login to a 150 MHz box again, so who knows
if I'll even try at this point, hah.
In any event, thanks a lot for the pointers in the right direction.
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