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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] SMP race in ext2 - metadata corruption.
    On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 09:23:57AM -0400, you [Alexander Viro] claimed:
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    >
    > On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
    >
    > > Actually this is done quite often, even on mounted fs's:
    > >
    > > hdparm -t /dev/hda
    >
    > You would need either hdparm -t /dev/hda<something> or mounting the
    > whole /dev/hda.
    >
    > Buffer cache for the disk is unrelated to buffer cache for parititions.

    Well, I for one have been running

    hdparm -t /dev/md0
    or
    time head -c 1000m /dev/md0 > /dev/null

    while /dev/md0 was mounted without realizing that this could be "stupid" or
    that it could eat my data.

    /dev/md0 on /backup-versioned type ext2 (rw)

    I often cat(1) or head(1) partitions or devices (even mounted ones) if I
    need dummy randomish test data for compression or tape drives (that I've
    been having trouble with).

    BTW: is 2.2 affected? 2.0?


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