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    SubjectRe: SMP filesystem corruption in 2.3.40 (and before) with sawmill "make install"

    On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Simon Kirby wrote:

    > Hello,
    > As per our conversion on IRC, here are all of the details.
    > Installing the sawmill window manager manually on my machine seems to
    > sometimes cause one or more of the files in the sawmill themes directory
    > to be corrupted. It appears to usually be one or more .png files in the
    > /usr/local/share/sawmill/0.22/themes/microGUI directory, and it's quite
    > easy to see because the window manager will not start (or bomb out if
    > restarted while in X) when a png file is corrupted.
    > I'm running on a dual processor box with 128 MB ECC SDRAM, and I've
    > noticed this back in the days when sawmill 0.15 was current (when I first
    > started using it). The problem seemed to have gone away (or happened
    > less often, I suppose) in the last few weeks, but now it just happened
    > twice in a row again, when I reinstalled sawmill from within X.

    Urgh... How long ago had it started? It sounds like buffer/page cache
    aliasing. Was it there before 2.3.7?

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