[H-GEN] Warning: potential issue with Linux 2.4 and xfs (SGI's filesystem)

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Fri May 7 16:21:25 EDT 2004

Hi all.  It has been confirmed by SGI staff on the xfs list that if you
access the device underlying a mounted xfs filesystem (eg, /dev/hda1) on a
2.4 or 2.6 kernel (even for read) you can cause serious filesystem
corruption.  It's the fact that read access can cause it that is truly

First report on the xfs list came from people backing up xfs filesystems
using dd :)

Fixes are in the works.


Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert at timetraveller.org, rbrockway at uqconnect.net
Linux counter project ID #16440 (http://counter.li.org)
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