[Samba] Possible Filesystem Corruption with Samba 3.0.25a
(with XFS and LVM)
Adam Tauno Williams
adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 14:45:38 GMT 2007
> This is a major issue, but due to the lack of helpful info, I'm forced
> to ask in various places.
> Perhaps Deluge Torrent's allocation routines got Samba confused?
Most likely something in the Kernel got them mucked up. Or your
hardware is junk.
> There aren't many suspects -- either Samba, XFS (which probably is
> more common than Samba, so less likely)
No, XFS would be my first suspect with LVM a close second, and hardware
a third. I'd eat my hat if Samba had anything to do with this other
than dispatching a write request (which it is the kernels job to deal
with sanely). Samba or other applications do not deal with disk
> or the rest of the kernel (which, again, is unlikely).
> LVM is so low level and less complex than all others,
> so chances of it messing up like this are microscopic.
> Syslog-and-friends don't even care about files,
What does this mean? Of course they "care about files"
> The peculiar thing is, that the info that was written on top of
> /dev/hdb3 contains the filepaths of /storage, so I'm betting it had
Ah, IDE hardware. So that puts it solidly on the suspect list.
> something to do with Samba
> , which at the time was actively dealing with /storage.
Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
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