Re: 2.4.0-test8-pre1 is quite bad / how about integrating Rik's VM now?

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 18:12:45 EST

On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > 1) the innd data corruption bug
> This, I think, was due to a bug in ext2 truncate. If so, it should be
> fixed in test8-pre2.

Ted had ACKed the previous chunk of truncate changes, so that one will go
immediately once the -pre2 is on Aha, I see. Linus, just let
me get some coffee, finally wake up, smoke a couple of cigarettes and I'll
rediff and send it, OK?

> Al, I think you said you could create the innd problem, and that your fix
> fixed it. Correct?

Umm... Not exactly. What I've said was that innd was the only real-life
bug-report potentially tracable to that. I.e. it shows the same type of

IOW, bug in question _does_ give the same kind of behaviour, but whether
innd is hitting it or something different that happens to act like that...
The only way to know is to try it.

I'll send rediffed patch in half an hour.

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