RE: xfs internal error on a new filesystem

From: Leon Kolchinsky
Date: Sun Feb 18 2007 - 09:28:04 EST

> >
> >> Do u recommend that we switch back to reiserfs ?
> >
> >Not yet.
> >
> >> Could it be a hardware related problems ?
> >
> >Yes. Do you have ECC memory on your server? Have you run memtest86?
> >Were there any I/O errors in the log prior to the shutdown message?
> Yes, we have ECC memory.
> We will try to run memtest86 as soon as possible.
> There were no I/O errors in the log prior to the shutdown message.
> Btw, this is a vmware image. /vol/6 is an exported physical partition.

I've read that vmware do disk caching by default and we know xfs has problem
with when disaster strikes.

You definitely should disable disk caching on you side.

> >Cheers,
> >
> >Dave.
> >--
> >Dave Chinner
> >Principal Engineer
> >SGI Australian Software Group
> >

Leon Kolchinsky

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