Re: NT vs Linux (the inevitable holy war solved!)

Erik Corry (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 13:53:13 +0100 (MET)

In article <> you wrote:

> Anybody looking for a nice kernel-project?

> -- Fix ext2fs to not panic on disk errors. Nowadays it does
> ext2_panic (inode->i_sb, "ext2_read_inode", [..]);

Stephen Tweedie already did this. Did it get integrated in the
official sources?

If anyone wants a similar project, though, how about doing it for
the fat filesystem (and its various mutations).

> (Testing is usually hard for this kind of problems. However as you
> have the source, you can modify the floppy driver to refuse (return
> error) a read say 1 in 10 times.)

Stephen did a special block device that will generate errors
on demand for exactly this reason.

Erik Corry