[DRBD-user] Re: XFS filesystem locks on mounting with

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Mon Aug 27 22:10:26 CEST 2007

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On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 04:29:35PM +0200, Laurent Wacrenier wrote:
> Hi,
> We're experiencing a file system lock with DRBD and XFS.
> When mouting the filesystem, the kernel logs
>   Starting XFS recovery on filesystem: drbd0 (logdev: internal)
> but nothing happens and the disk reports no IO.

this has nothing to do with xfs.

for housekeeping (meta data update), we had a recursive, synchronous,
call to generic_make_request in the generic_make_request path.
with 2.6.22 and later kernels, this will deadlock :->

> The bug started to occurs with Linux 2.6.22 and drdb I upgraded
> to and but nothing changed.

btw, drbd versioning has dropped the leading zero,
staring with 8.0.0

> Does someone has a suggestion?

go back to pre 2.6.22 kernel,
or use current drbd svn: svn co http://svn.drbd.org/drbd/branches/drbd-8.0
or wait for 8.0.6 which will include this fix.

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