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    SubjectRe: ext2 corruption in 2.0.33
       Date: 	Sat, 24 Jan 1998 18:06:04 +0100 (MET)

    Below a report on ext2 corruption I got a moment ago.
    If noone else reports such things[*] then maybe my hardware
    is not 100%, but this is a 1-month-old machine that has never
    given any cause for suspicion. For the time being I suspect
    the kernel, a vanilla 2.0.33.

    So, I am afraid I have no idea whether this is an isolated occurrence.

    There has been exactly one other such report (although unfortunately I
    don't have the kernel version number) from Nick Holloway
    ( on September 30, 1997.

    My guess then, and it remains the same, since if there was a problem
    with the kernel we should have seen a lot more complaints than just
    these two isolated reports in over six months, was a hardware or DMA
    glitch which caused data to get written to the wrong place.

    It's possible that it could be a kernel problem, though, which is why I
    do keep track and file such reports when people raise them, in order to
    find patterns if they exist. So I'll file your report and see if anyone
    else reports these problems (I track linux-kernel and
    comp.os.linux.development.system looking for such bug reports.)

    - Ted

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