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Bug#465737: Can't mount XFS partition on "/"

forcemerge 465737 468184
reassign 465737 xfsprogs 2.9.6-1
severity 465737 grave
tags 465737 d-i

On Monday 25 February 2008, MD Dawson wrote:
> Hi, I ran into the same problem a couple of days ago and had to use
> another filesystem. I do not have the installation syslog handy at the
> moment, but I can send it on later if desired. When the error occurred I
> glanced at VT4 and saw:
> Mounting /dev/sda2 on /target/ failed
> Invalid argument

We've now received three reports of installations using XFS failing. I have 
managed to reproduce the error both in the installer itself and in the 
chroot of a newly installed system, so the issue is not specific to the 

The problem is that creating the file system seems to go fine, but mounting 
it afterwards fails with the following in dmesg:
XFS: bad version
XFS: SB validate failed

xfs_check gives no errors.

After downgrading to version 2.9.4-1, a newly created partition could be 
mounted again.

Mounting a partition created with 2.9.4-1 will still mount successfully 
after upgrading to 2.9.6-1 (which I guess is logical).

Tested using i386/testing with a 2.6.22 kernel.


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