XFS: corruption of in-memory

Well… one of my partitions, on a SSD, suddenly died. I’ve been building packages in a virtual machine (VB 5.2.28 r130011) of Slackware 14.2 x86_64. All was going fine until my desktop, the host machine, completely froze. Could not go to another runlevel or anything. In the end, I pushed the reset button, and upon boot my /home partition (sda3) did not mount.
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XFS duplicate UUID

During my disk cloning exercises, I stumbled upon an issue when cloning a partition formatted as XFS. Cloning with dd went fine, however, when trying to mount the newly created partition in Thunar, I would get an error (sorry no screenshot). Then, I tried to mount in manually and investigate what the problem was.
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SSD trimming as a cron job

I use XFS for my SSD and the partitions are mounted with default settings in /etc/fstab. Instead of using the discard option, I decided to set the fstrim command running as a cron job. As a side note, other filesystems that support trimming listed in the Arch Wiki are: Btrfs, Ext4, JFS.
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I am using XFS at the moment and I will put here a few filesystem related tools, for my own future use. The Arch Linux wiki has good documentation. Read the rest of this entry »