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SubjectRe: [OT] Redundancy eliminating file systems, breaking MD5, donating money to OSDL
On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 02:36:09AM +0000, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> > *2: I had a direcory of about 1,5 Million images and "md5sum"med them to
> > eliminate doubles. The Log-file, at one point, had the same md5sum as
> > one of the pictures.
> Something similar happened to me once. Two different files with the
> same result from md5sum.
> When I ran md5sum again, it still reported the same results.
> Then when I flushed the page cache and ran it again, it reported
> different results.
> I concluded it was a rare page cache corruption heisenbug. Scary.

I can 100% exclude Linux-Errors. The machine (still) runs with Solaris 8.

Bis denn

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