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From: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@sandeen.net>
Cc: linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/11] xfs_scrub: create a new category for unfixable errors
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:29:02 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191021202902.GG913374@magnolia> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <9ad60a97-0931-f85b-d31d-bf503d4e514d@sandeen.net>

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 02:45:17PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 9/25/19 4:37 PM, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> > From: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
> > 
> > There's nothing that xfs_scrub (or XFS) can do about media errors for
> > data file blocks -- the data are gone.  Create a new category for these
> > unfixable errors so that we don't advise the user to take further action
> > that won't fix the problem.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
> 
> <bikeshed>
> What if unfixable_errors was a subcounter for total errors_found?
> Would that simplify all the places that need to check both?

Unfixable errors need to be tracked separately because we advise the
user on what xfs tool to run next if @errors_found (aka corruption
errors) or @runtime_errors are greater than zero.  There is no xfs
utility that you can run to fix things like file data loss.

(I mean, you can fix the unfixable by restoring from backups, maybe we
should say that?)

--D

> Or would that be confusing?
> 
> </bikeshed>
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-21 20:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-25 21:36 [PATCH 00/11] xfs_scrub: fix IO error reporting Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 01/11] xfs_scrub: separate media error reporting for attribute forks Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 16:18   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 17:32     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 02/11] xfs_scrub: improve reporting of file data media errors Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 16:33   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 17:56     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 03/11] xfs_scrub: better reporting of metadata " Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 16:46   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 18:10     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 04/11] xfs_scrub: improve reporting of file " Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 16:53   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 05/11] xfs_scrub: don't report media errors on unwritten extents Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 16:54   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 06/11] xfs_scrub: reduce fsmap activity for media errors Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 17:17   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 18:14     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 07/11] xfs_scrub: request fewer bmaps when we can Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 18:05   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 18:15     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:36 ` [PATCH 08/11] xfs_scrub: fix media verification thread pool size calculations Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 19:28   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-09-25 21:37 ` [PATCH 09/11] libfrog: clean up platform_nproc Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 19:31   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 20:13     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-25 21:37 ` [PATCH 10/11] xfs_scrub: clean out the nproc global variable Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 19:32   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-09-25 21:37 ` [PATCH 11/11] xfs_scrub: create a new category for unfixable errors Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-21 19:45   ` Eric Sandeen
2019-10-21 20:29     ` Darrick J. Wong [this message]
2019-10-21 20:38       ` Eric Sandeen
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-09-06  3:38 [PATCH 00/11] xfs_scrub: fix IO error reporting Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-06  3:40 ` [PATCH 11/11] xfs_scrub: create a new category for unfixable errors Darrick J. Wong
2019-08-26 21:31 [PATCH 00/11] xfs_scrub: fix IO error reporting Darrick J. Wong
2019-08-26 21:32 ` [PATCH 11/11] xfs_scrub: create a new category for unfixable errors Darrick J. Wong

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