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SubjectRe: Linux v2.6.18-rc5
On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 12:10 +0200, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> On 28/08/06, Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
> >
> > Ok,
> > this was delayed three weeks due to a combination of vacations and a
> > funeral in Finland, but Greg and Andrew kept on top of things, and we were
> > fairly late in the release cycle anyway, so it hopefully caused no real
> > problems apart from obviously delaying the final release a tiny bit.
> >
> > Linux 2.6.18-rc5 is out there now, both in git form and as patches and
> > tar-balls (the latter which I forgot for -rc4, but Greg covered for me -
> > blush).
> >
> > The shortlog (appended) tells the story: various fixes all around.
> > Powerpc, V4L, networking, SCSI..
> >
> > Pls test it out, and please remind all the appropriate people about any
> > regressions you find (including any found earlier if they haven't been
> > addressed yet).
> >
> Not really a regression, more like a long standing bug, but XFS has
> issues in 2.6.18-rc* (and earlier kernels, at least post 2.6.11).
and you are saying this issue exists in all post .11 kernels?
> With heavy rsync load to a machine with XFS filesystems, XFS falls
> over and filesystems are in need of xfs_repair.
> I'm doing all I can to gather info for Nathan so he can fix the bug,
> but it's hard to trigger reliably.
could you please describe whatever you have found out, im eager to take
a look at it myself
> My point is that perhaps it's worth delaying 2.6.18 a little longer in
> the hope of getting that bug fixed before release. Nathan?
> At least for me, XFS in its current state (and thus 2.6.18) is
> unusable in production environments.
> See the thread titled "2.6.18-rc3-git3 - XFS - BUG: unable to handle
> kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000078" for the
> full story.

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