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SubjectRe: How to send a break? - dump from frozen 64bit linux
On 28/05/06, Haar János <djani22@netcenter.hu> wrote:
[snip]
> I can only use swap _file_ in this config, and swapping into file is
> relatively slow.

Not so. With a 2.4.x kernel swap files were slower than swap
partitions, but with the 2.6 kernel a swap file is just as fast as a
swap partition.


[snip]
> >
> > 2) You should try the latest stable kernel. Currently that's 2.6.16.18
> > (http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.16.18.tar.bz2).
> > There have been lots of fixes added since 2.6.15.x and perhaps you are
> > lucky that whatever is giving you trouble has already been fixed in
> > that kernel.
>
> Hmm.
> Last time, when i try the 2.6.16.x, i have lost close to 4000 users home,
> and documents on XFS filesystem!
> (a lot of directory have renamed to "/*" like this one: "/ost+found" in the
> root.)
> I don't want to try it again! :-)
>

That sounds like a pretty serious bug.
Are you sure it was caused by the kernel?
Did you report the bug to LKML & the XFS maintainers so it can get fixed?


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