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Re: please enable XFS in anaconda



Dave Airlie wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 23:38 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> Jesse Keating wrote:
>>> On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 16:32:30 -0500
>>> Dan Yocum <yocum fnal gov> wrote:
>>>
>>>> It's stable, widely tested, widely deployed, and 
>>>> it's being actively developed and maintained (which is more than can
>>>> be said of some other filesystems that remain in the default list).
>>>> It's in the kernel, it shouldn't be "hidden" in the depths of
>>>> anaconda anymore.
>>> How's the SELinux support these days?  And why can't I boot from xfs
>>> yet?
>> Not addressing either of these questions directly, but with regard to
>> overall quality of xfs in F8... I ran the xfsqa test suite on
>> 2.6.23-0.71.rc2.fc8 over the weekend.  Of the "auto" test group (those
>> expected to pass reliably), 90 of 93 tests passed (this after fixing a
>> quota bug I found & fixed over the weekend).  Of the 3 failures, 2 are
>> "harmless" - i.e. no data corruption, security issues, or anything like
>> that - one is a bleeding-edge allocator feature not working quite 100%,
>> another has to do with slightly different log traffic pattern due to a
>> recent change w.r.t. the expected output.
>>
>> The "real" failure has to do with mmap writes into preallocated space;
>> I'll look into that as I have time.

FWIW that turned out to be a non-error as well, test assumed 16k pages.

> Don't we ship Fedora with 4K stacks, so I've heard XFS + RAID stuff can
> overflow the stack..
> 
> so it may not be the stable..

I'll test on x86 over lvm some evening or next weekend.  It is a
concern.  My x86 mythbox is perfectly happy on FC6, though, running xfs
on plain partitions (no lvm).

-Eric


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