[Box Backup] 0.10 release candidate 2

Todd D. Esposito boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Wed, 8 Feb 2006 10:33:37 -0600 (CST)


On Tue, February 7, 2006 5:47, Ben Summers said:
> On 7 Feb 2006, at 00:58, Todd D. Esposito wrote:
>> Ben,
>> I saw that too, but haven't had time to look closely at it.  The files are
>> there (as you'll see), but are stubs.  Same results in both the release
>> and debug subdirs.
> Do you have extended attributes enabled on your filesystem?

Short answer: yes.

Long answer: Ok, my mistake... I was digging around to see if I could see
the problem, and since everyone else was getting all PASSes, I figured
maybe I'd been stupid.  I'd created a new partition to test box (gotta
love LVM), formatted it ext3, and turned on xattr.  Now, her's the fun.  I
decided to test both WITH and WITHOUT xattr, but when I did, because I was
in a rush to get a couple other projects done too, I used:

mount -o acl,user_xattr /dev/blah /mymp

Looks ok, sure, but it ended mounted as EXT2, not EXT3, which fouled up
the results.  I only noticed this when you asked, because I listed my
mountpoints to check that, and noticed 'ext2' where I expected to see
'ext3.'  D'oh!

So, remounted with:

mount -t ext3 -o acl,user_xattr /dev/blah /mymp

and reran the tests, all passed.  Then remounted WITHOUT xattr, reran
again, no errors.

I'll run these tests on Reiser, Jfs and Xfs (with and without xattr) later
today, too, but wanted to get these results to you.

Sorry for the blind alley; I hope I can be of more help later on.

- Todd