Re: 2.6.19 file content corruption on ext3
From: Dave Jones
Date: Fri Dec 29 2006 - 10:03:26 EST
On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 10:23:14AM +0100, maximilian attems 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.
> no the fedora 2.6.18 kernel is affected.
I wasn't denying that, but Linus was talking about a 2.6.5 Fedora kernel.
> it carries the same -mm patches that Debian backported
> for LSB 3.1 compliance.
The only -mm stuff I recall being in the Fedora 2.6.18 is
the inode-diet stuff which ended up in 2.6.19, though the xmas
break has left my head somewhat empty so I may be forgetting something.
What patch in particular are you talking about?
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