Re: Still ext2-corruption in test8-pre5 (incl. OOPS)

From: Alexander Viro (viro@math.psu.edu)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 01:22:39 EST


On 6 Sep 2000, Henrik [ISO-8859-1] StÝrner wrote:

> In <Pine.LNX.4.10.10009051904210.1075-100000@penguin.transmeta.com> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@transmeta.com> writes:
>
> >How about this patch?
>
> >NOTE NOTE NOTE! I'm on my way home now to be a family man, so I've not
> >actually tested it AT ALL. You have been warned.
>
> "When in doubt, always mount a scratch monkey"
>
> I have a spare partition for this kind of tests, and I am happy to
> report that a quick test this morning shows:
>
> * the innd data corruption that started this whole thread appears
> to be solved;

That's really cool. It means that innd problem was really due to the
we-don't-zero-out-block-tail bug. Wow. It was a looong way from 2.3.7...

> * I could not trigger any data corruption by a simple
> "fire up mutt and delete some mails in the inbox" test.
>
> Definitely needs additional testing, but so far it looks good.

<knocking on the wood>

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