[mythtv-users] Most Reliable FS. XFS maybe causing crash

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 15 20:37:06 UTC 2006

On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 12:37:07PM -0700, Yan Seiner wrote:
> Mark wrote:
> > How did you know it was XFS that killed it?  My server locks too but no log 
> > data to diagnose with.
> Because the XFS raid partition was completely hosed.  No data, no 
> superblock (or whatever XFS calls it), nothing understandable remained 
> of the filesystem.  No log data either, just a hard lockup on the 
> server.  It looked like a hardware failure.

Alas, my esteemed colleague, that doesn't guarantee it was the fault of
the filesystem.  If you got lucky enough, the hardware fault could have
caused the kernel to scrozzle your partitions.

> Given the variety of responses you're seeing, I'd guess that XFS is 
> probably maturing very quickly, and the problems you and I are seeing 
> may be due to an older version.

On my sis's box, we're using the box-stock XFS from SuSE 9.2, over an
LVM VG with 4 LV's on it across 3 physical drives, and knock photons,
we've never had a problem with the filesystem.

-- jra
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