Re: 2.6.19 file content corruption on ext3
From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Thu Dec 28 2006 - 15:11:04 EST
On Thu, 2006-12-28 at 14:39 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 11:21:21AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Dec 2006, Petri Kaukasoina wrote:
> > > > me up), and that seems to show the corruption going way way back (ie going
> > > > back to Linux-2.6.5 at least, according to one tester).
> > >
> > > That was a Fedora kernel. Has anyone seen the corruption in vanilla 2.6.18
> > > (or older)?
> > Well, that was a really _old_ fedora kernel. I guarantee you it didn't
> > have the page throttling patches in it, those were written this summer. So
> > it would either have to be Fedora carrying around another patch that just
> > happens to result in the same corruption for _years_, or it's the same
> > bug.
> The only notable VM patch in Fedora kernels of that vintage that I recall
> was Ingo's 4g/4g thing.
which does tlb flushes *all the time* so that even rules out (well
almost) a stale tlb somewhere...
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