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Bug#381982: XFS and hosts problems (Re: Bug#381982: Installation Report on AMD64 Laptop called deen)

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 06:39:31AM +0200, Oleg Verych wrote:
> On 8/23/06, Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com> wrote:
> So. What one must do ? I know XFS warrants _file system_ integrity
> (not data), but
> this is some kind of nasty thing 4K=5G.

Hmm, no, this is some kind of POSIX thing.  Most filesystems support
sparse files, and truncation out beyond eof; am I misunderstading the
problem here?

> > Hmm, non-working mkfs?  Its not ringing a bell, can you refresh my
> > memory?  Thanks.
> >
> <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=381881>
> It seems working in last deb-inst i used. My comments about static

Oh, right - but thats not a mkfs problem as much a missing libc
package library, right?

> xfs_repair (maybe with diet libc) are without reply also (note, that
> there's e2fsck-static package ;).

Yeah, patches welcome.  I don't really see a strong case for this,
I prefer it to be fixed properly (use a rescue disk, which is much
more common) - so if you want it, you'll need to write a patch to
xfsprogs packaging to do it (which I will happily accept, provided
its tested and works).



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