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SubjectRe: 2.6.36 io bring the system to its knees
Hi!

> > That is data that was freshly touched around the time the system went down, right?
> >
> > I.e. data that was probably half-modified by user-space to begin with.
>
> It's data that wasn't synced out yet, yes. Which isn't the problem per
> se. With ext3/4 in ordered mode, or xfs, or btrfs the file size won't
> be incremented until the data is written. in ext3/4 in writeback mode
> (or various non-journaling filesystems) however the inode size is
> updated, and metadagta changes are logged. Besides exposing stale
> data which is a security risk in multi-user systems it also means the
> inode looks modified (by size and timestamps), but contains other data
> than actually written.

Well, afaict thats traditional unix behaviour... while it is not user
friendly, I'd not call it 'corrupted filesytem'.
Pavel

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