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Re: xfs_log_force: error 5 returend

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: xfs_log_force: error 5 returend
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:46:40 -0500
Cc: Steffen Knauf <Steffen.Knauf@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20090914164138.GA13081@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20090914100548.45440@xxxxxxx> <20090914164138.GA13081@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:05:48PM +0200, Steffen Knauf wrote:
>> hello,
>>
>> sometimes, our server crashed with xfs_log_force: error 5.
>> It isn't reproducible and a xfs_check / xfs_repair don't find some errors.
>>
>> Perhaps it's a bug?  
> 
> Error 5 is EIO, and xfs_log_force basically passed the error through
> from the underlying device.  Most likely it is an issue with the
> underlying storage device.

Also, just to be semantically correct, it's unlikely that this was a
"server crash" - most likely you got an IO error, xfs noticed it, and
shut itself down for safety.

-Eric

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