Re: [CHECKER] crash + fsck cause file systems to contain loops(msdos and vfat, 2.6.11)

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sat Mar 12 2005 - 05:43:23 EST

Junfeng Yang <yjf@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We are from the Stanford Checker team and are currently developing a file
> system checker call FiSC. FiSC mainly focuses on finding crash-recovery
> errors. We applied it to FiSC and found a serious error where crash then
> recovery cause the file system to contain loops.
> To reproduce the warning, download and run our test cases at
> (for msdos)
> (for vfat)
> you can also find the crashed disk images in the corresponding
> directories.
> We are not sure if these are bugs or not. Your
> confirmations/clarifications on this are well appreciated.

Linus's current tree includes support for `mount -o sync' on the msdos and
vfat filesystems.

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