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Date:	Fri, 11 May 2007 10:32:57 +1000
From:	David Chinner <>
To:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
Cc:	David Chinner <>, Chuck Ebbert <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Matt Mackall <>,
Subject: Re: 2.6.21-git10/11: files getting truncated on xfs? or maybe an nlink problem?

On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 04:49:35PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> David Chinner wrote:
> > Ok, this is important to kow becase we merged a mod around that time
> > that changes the way we handle the updates to the file size i.e. the
> > fix for the NULL-files-on-crash problem:
> >
> >;a=commit;h=ba87ea699ebd9dd577bf055ebc4a98200e337542
> >
> > and that means the size of the file is not updated to the incore
> > cached inode until after the data write is complete. The symptoms
> > being seen would match with a inode-not-being-written-after-last-
> > data-write-bug in this mod....
> >   
> Yes, that does look like a good candidate.  Should I try to
> before-and-after this change?

Yes please!


Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group
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