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Re: [SLE] Reiser4 in SuSE 10.0 - corruption issues.
  • From: kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 08:40:05 -1000
  • Message-id: <200512140840.05391.kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks, that did it. Actually I also disabled kwallet in the geneneral
settings as well (the other tab besides access controls), have not seen
anything adverse yet...
d.

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 07:05, Andrei Verovski (aka MacGuru) wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Have you formatted your RAID volume as Reiser4 root? BTW, did you compile
> Reiser4 support into SuSE kernel yourself?
>
> On Wednesday 14 December 2005 12:21, Sbs Bofh wrote:
> > SuSE 10.0 ships with Reiser4 support as optional packages (
> > reiser4progs-1.0.4-2 and libaal-1.0.4-2). I'm aware that Reiser4 is not
> > in the stock kernel yet and that its inclusion seems to be a slightly
> > contentious issue.
> >
> > ...however...
> >
> > on a test machine I've been putting Reiser4 through its paces. The box
> > is AMD64-powered, boots from an IDE drive and has a 3ware RAID controller
> > with 4x 300GB drives, as a RAID5 array w/ hot spare. The entire /dev/sda
> > device was set up in to LVM2 and there's a 838GB Reiser4 filesystem on
> > it.
> >
> > So far, so good. I've loaded hundreds of GB of data and set up a
> > mailserver with Maildirs and I have to say the performance is impressive.
> >
> > EXCEPT, I get fairly regular corruption on the Reiser4 filesystem, which
> > can only be fixed with a "fsck.reiser4 --build-fs" (although it does fix
> > the corruption and I haven't yet found any evidence of lost data -
> > lost+found is always empty).
> >
> > After contacting Vitaly Fertman at Namesys for assistance it appears that
> > this is due to an issue with "plugin set fields" (his words) in the
> > 1.0.4version of the Reiser4 bits and he recommended I upgrade to
> > 1.0.5.
> >
> > Are the 1.0.4 > 1.0.5 changes likely to be backported by SuSE into
> > reiser4progs-1.0.4-2 and updated packages released? Should I be filing a
> > bug on this somewhere, or will the SuSE people already know about this?
> > Can anyone confirm what version of Reiser4 tools is in the latest
> > OpenSuSE 10.1alpha?
> >
> > I really don't want to get into building packages myself - the whole
> > point of our evaluation is to test out Reiser4 for use on production
> > machines and we're not going to be building Reiser4 ourselves for a
> > production machine even if the performance is great :-)
> >
> > If OpenSuSE 10.1 has the 1.0.5 Reiser4 tools then I might as well upgrade
> > the box to OpenSuSE 10.1 for our testing, even if it is still an alpha
> > release.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any advice,
> >
> > James

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