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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test2-mm3 and mysql
On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 10:58:17PM +0400, Sergey S. Kostyliov wrote:
> Hello Andrew,
>
> On Sunday 03 August 2003 05:04, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Shane Shrybman <shrybman@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
> >
> > > One last thing, I have started seeing mysql database corruption
> > > recently. I am not sure it is a kernel problem. And I don't know the
> > > exact steps to reproduce it, but I think I started seeing it with
> > > -test2-mm2. I haven't ever seen db corruption in the 8-12 months I have
> > > being playing with mysql/php.
> >
> > hm, that's a worry. No additional info available?
>
> I also suffer from this problem (I'm speaking about heavy InnoDB corruption
> here), but with vanilla 2.6.0-test2. I can't blame MySQL/InnoDB because
> there are a lot of MySQL boxes around of me with the same (in fact the box
> wich failed is replication slave) or allmost the same database setup.
> All other boxes (2.4 kernel) works fine up to now.

All Linux kernels prior to 2.6.0-test2-mm3-1 would silently fail to
complete fsync() and msync() operations if they encountered an I/O
error, resulting in corruption. If a particular disk subsystem was
producing these errors, the symptoms would likely be:

- no error reported
- no messages in logs
- independent of kernel version, etc.
- suddenly appear at some point in drive life
- works flawlessly on other machines

If you can reproduce this corruption, please try running against mm3-1
and seeing if it reports problems (both to fsync and in logs).

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