[Gluster-users] Quick question regarding xfs_repair
terry_haley at dfci.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 15 14:25:03 UTC 2011
Just to give a quick update. I've rebooted the machine and when attempting
an xfs_repair I get the following:
[root at temporal002 ~]# xfs_repair -n /dev/sdd
Phase 1 - find and verify superblock...
superblock read failed, offset 0, size 524288, ag 0, rval -1
fatal error -- Input/output error
Hardware problem maybe?
Unless anyone has a suggestion, I'm pretty much certain at this point that
there's no way to recover this data. Even if I could do a dd_rescue and then
do a repair on that, gluster would most likely be unhappy with the result.
Thanks for everyone's input!
From: Joe Landman [mailto:landman at scalableinformatics.com]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:38 PM
To: Terry Haley
Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Quick question regarding xfs_repair
On 03/14/2011 01:34 PM, Terry Haley wrote:
> Just to clarify.
> I have a shell open that's currently hung doing an umount. So start
> shell and do the lazy umount?
> If that hangs as well, then reboot?
Yes. First do an
killall -9 umount
before the other one. Might not work, but do try it. See if your dmesg
output has a call stack at the end indicating a kernel subsystem oops
(worse than a file system shutdown).
If you have to reboot do this:
mount -o remount,sync /
which will put the root into synchronous mode (fewer dirty buffers).
Then if you have to bounce the unit due to the hang (possible), you can
do so with somewhat more safety.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Landman [mailto:landman at scalableinformatics.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 1:28 PM
> To: Terry Haley
> Cc: gluster-users at gluster.org
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-users] Quick question regarding xfs_repair
> On 03/14/2011 01:22 PM, Terry Haley wrote:
>> At this point, all I can see in my future is trying to reboot without
>> remounting and do the repair, which seems like a long shot?
> Yeah, looks like it couldn't write to the log, so it marked the file
> system as down. Believe it or not, this may have saved you ...
> Do a
> umount -l /xfs/mount/point
> and wait a bit. It will do the umount in the background. Put a
> "noauto" option on this in the /etc/fstab just in case you need to
> BTW: Which kernel is this? The stock Centos kernels xfs support comes
> from centosplus. Support for xfs isn't bad, but in general, the
> RHEL/Centos kernels aren't (in our experience) stable against very heavy
> loads, nor are they terribly good with xfs. 5.5 is better.
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