Re: test8-pre4: innd fixed?

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 22:30:24 EST

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Mohammad A. Haque wrote:

> Is this file corruption 'thing' specific to innd or is it the same
> problem reported with corrupt mailboxes with pre2 and high disk
> activity?

Hell knows. Let me put it that way: one long-standing bug definitely
had kicked the bucket. The question being: had any other crap survived?

In other words, if you can reproduce fs corruption on clean ext2 (after
forced fsck if you've used it with earlier kernels) - tell.

Notice that there is an unrelated problem with pine - if this sucker
corrupts the mailbox if it has to deal with a message containing long
X-something headers. _That_ bug has nothing with Linux - it can be easily
reproduced on any system (looks like a very sloppy programming and
possibly an exploitable buffer overrun).

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