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Re: XFS Filesystem problem

Am Dienstag, den 22.05.2007, 22:23 -0400 schrieb Greg Folkert:
> On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 23:39 +0000, George N. White III wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 May 2007, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > >>> can anybody explain the following to me? It happens in full production
> > >>> use. Should i change back to ext3 
> > 
> > At one time, XFS on i386 hardware was known to be fragile, especially when 
> > using IDE disks.  If you wanted to use XFS, you needed to build a kernel 
> > with ample stack space due to nesting of calls with long argument lists
> > when handling errors under heavy I/O.
> > 
> > What hardware and kernel are you using for XFS and what sort of I/O loads 
> > do you have?

2 Segate Disks ST3400620A (IDE) with Software RAID1 and LVM on it.
Standard Debian SMP Kernel 
Linux storage01 2.6.18-4-686 #1 SMP Wed Apr 18 09:55:10 UTC 2007 i686
2 * Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (dual core) on Intel Board

I/O loads produced by moving a lot of files via samba through a
100Mbit/s link

> Even back on 2.4.12 (or was it 2.4.4 or something like that... with the
> VM problems also kicking in issues) when this was true, I still had zero
> problems ON i386 AND IDE drives... just not Western Digital IDE drives
> as XFS would trigger the firmware on the drives to have difficulties.

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