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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: fix page_mkclean_one (was: 2.6.19 file content corruption on ext3)
On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 06:03:23PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Peter Zijlstra <> [2006-12-20 14:56]:
> > page_mkclean_one() fix
> This patch doesn't fix my problem (apt segfaults on ARM because its
> database is corrupted).

Are you using IDE in PIO mode? If so, the bug probably lies there.

As I've said repeatedly when asked by IDE folk to test their PIO-based
cache coherency fixes, I am unable to reproduce the bug, ergo I am
unable to test the fix.

(Some people, such as Jeff Garzik to name names, took that as me being
entirely unreasonable and un-cooperative. But consider carefully - how
can _anyone_ test something that they can't produce. I consider Jeff's
comments extremely very childish in that respect.)

Hence, as far as I'm aware, Linux on PIO-based IDE ARM hardware remains
utterly *unsafe*.


Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
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