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Re: Interesting problems on a linux+xfs system.

From: Nathan J. Mehl
Subject: Re: Interesting problems on a linux+xfs system.
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 16:31:16 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/

In the immortal words of Andrew Clausen (address@hidden):
> > 
> > The problem with this is that hda5 is _not_ a linux-swap filesystem,
> > it's an XFS filesystem.
> It's probably a stale signature.  Grrr, why hasn't the old linux-swap
> format been retired!!!  THe new format records the size of the
> device, and Parted will see that it's completely insane, and choose
> XFS instead.  (XFS doesn't occupy the entire partition either,
> so, parted preferred the linux-swap signature)

You and the SGI XFS developers came to the same conclusion
independently.  This was, in fact, the problem, and mkfs.xfs has been
updated to zero out the first and last 8k of each partition to avoid
such problems in the future.

> Sorry about the mess, but partitioning bureaucracy is full of
> impossible problems :(

Heh, understood.  Thanks again!


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