VFAT-Bug in 2.1.131

Peter Daum (gator@cs.tu-berlin.de)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 15:12:41 +0100 (MET)


it looks like between 2.1.130 and 2.1.131 some new bug got into
the vfat code:

Whenever I load a file on a vfat partition with StarOffice, make
some changes and save it again, I get all kinds of mysterious
errors. StarOffice will either crash while saving the file, or
report something about "unknown format" when I try to load it
again - obviously because the file got written incorrectly. When
I unmount the file system, I always get an error message saying:
VFS: Busy inodes after unmount. Self-destruct in 5 seconds...
When I run scandisk under DOS afterwards, I find a bunch of file
fragments (which seem to contain the data that should have been
written to the original files).

I don't know what exactly goes wrong, but these problems
consistently occur with kernel 2.1.131. When I use an older
version (up to 2.1.130) things are O.K.

Peter Daum

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