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Re: reiserfs support is bugged!

From: Jochen Hoenicke
Subject: Re: reiserfs support is bugged!
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 16:59:18 +0100

On Nov 7, Bram Stolk wrote:
> Now, surely, this kind of GRUB output should really be impossible:
>     GRUB  version 0.90  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
>  [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
>    lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
>    completions of a device/filename. ]
> grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
>  (hd0,1)
>  (hd0,3)
> grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
>  (hd0,3)
> Sometimes, the file is there, but mostly it is not there.
> Re-starting grub normally makes the file re-appear.

Three questions: Is the file system mounted while trying this?  What
happens when you try to read something from that file system at this
moment? Which version of mkreiserfs did you use?

Most probably it is a bug in the journal handling code, as that is the
part that changes very often.  There is a known problem with new
versions of mkreiserfs, but I doubt it is your problem.  Anyway, the
patch is at:

Did you change the journal size in mkreiserfs or the linux driver?
Note that reiserfs doesn't store the correct journal size in the file
system.  Grub uses the orig_journal_size field to guess it.  


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