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SubjectRe: data corrupting bug in 2.4.20 ext3, data=journal
Andrew Morton wrote:

>In 2.4.20-pre5 an optimisation was made to the ext3 fsync function
>which can very easily cause file data corruption at unmount time. This
>was first reported by Nick Piggin on November 29th (one day after 2.4.20 was
>released, and three months after the bug was merged. Unfortunate timing)
>
In fact it was reported on lkml on 18th July IIRC before 2.4.19 was
released if that is any help to you. 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 are affected
and I haven't tested previous releases. I was going to re-report it
sometime, but Alan brought it to light just the other day.

Nick

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