On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Jeff McWilliams wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.
> > Which reiserfs version is this? Upgrading to the reiserfs included in
> > 2.4.1 would be a good plan, there have been a few bug fixes since test9
> > times (none specfically related to this).
> /var/log/messages shows ReiserFS reporting version 3.6.18.
> > If this raid controller has writeback cache, make sure you either have a
> > battery backup for the cache, or have writeback turned off.
> It has no battery backup for the cache. Writeback cacheing is disabled.
> > How hung is it? Does the whole system stop, or does this mount just
> > block forever?
> When the mount hangs the rest of the system is responsive. I can to go other
> virtual consoles and do other things and it works fine. If I attempt to shut
> down the system (shutdown -h now) the kernel blocks trying to unmount local
> filesystems just before powering down.
> The reiserfs tools I used are from Debian's reiserfsprogs_3.0.20001019-3.deb
> > These programs also hang? Does reiserfsck (which version BTW) give any
> > output at all?
> If I do a reiserfsck /dev/sda7 I get the following:
> ns2:/usr/share/doc/reiserfsprogs# reiserfsck --rebuild-tree /dev/sda7
> <-------------reiserfsck, 2000------------->
> reiserfsprogs 3.x
> This is an experimental version of reiserfsck, MAKE A BACKUP FIRST!
> Don't run this program unless something is broken. You may want
> to backup first. Some types of random FS damage can be recovered
> from by this program, which basically throws away the internal nodes
> of the tree and then reconstructs them. This program is for use only
> by the desperate, and is of only beta quality. Email
> email@example.com with bug reports.
> Will replay just like mounting would
> Do you want to run this program?[N/Yes] (note need to type Yes):Yes
> Replaying log..
> Looking for the oldest transaction to start with ok
> 1 valid trans found. Will replay from 50 to 50
> Replaying transaction.. 0 left..
> How long should I wait for this to run? It's an 8 gig partition with perhaps
> a few megs of data on it. I've let this run for 20 minutes or so (the system is
> a Pentium 200MMX with 64M of RAM, console mode only, no XFree86 stuff), and
> it just runs, consuming 97% CPU according to top. /proc/loadavg reports
> 1.00 0.97 0.71 2/29 378
> I'm interested in building 2.4.1 but I haven't seen a released one yet and
> haven't done an Alan Cox patch series kernel build before. Maybe it's time to
> try. :-)
> That might have to wait until this weekend though. I'm a developer by day,
> and a sys admin by night or on the weekends. I can also grab and build the
> latest toolset instead of using the Debian pre-packaged ones if you think that
> this will help.
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