[Samba] Possible Filesystem Corruption with Samba 3.0.25a (with XFS and LVM)

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 09:39:49 GMT 2007

On 6/27/07, Andri <aoeuid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Asier Baranguán wrote:
> > Jerome Haltom escribió:
> >
> >> XFS eats files. Did you lose power or did your system crash? XFS is very
> >> good at losing files.
> >
> > Hmmm... I have two samba PDC running in a very faulty electrical
> > connection, with power failures each week and XFS never hit/lose a file.
> Jerome's answer was a bit off-topic anyways, because I clearly stated that my
> incident had nothing to do with XFS per se, and the problem was that something
> had overwritten most of my root partition.
> I've found XFS to be stable in that category as well, like most other journaling
> systems. I'm not the right person to say, but I'm sure changes to a directory's
> listing are also journaled/atomic, so actually losing the connection to an inode
> is rare.
> --
Are you using 4k kernel stacks? I ask because while following another
mailing list (mythTV) I see reports of filesystem corruption (from
time to time) when raid + LVM + XFS + 4k kernel stacks are used and
the fix usually is to use 8k stacks.


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