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SubjectRe: Corrupted files after suspend to disk
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On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM, richard -rw- weinberger
<richard.weinberger@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, richard -rw- weinberger wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
>>> > On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, richard -rw- weinberger wrote:
>>> >> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl> wrote:
>>> >> > On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, richard -rw- weinberger wrote:
>>> >> >> 2011/3/23 Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>:
>>> >> >> > On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, richard -rw- weinberger wrote:
>>> >> >> >> Hi,
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> I'm facing a very strange problem on my netbook (Lenovo Ideapad S10)
>>> >> >> >> running Linux 2.6.37.4.
>>> >> >> >> After resuming from s2disk some files are corrupted.
>>> >> >> >> But when I reboot my netbook everything seems good again.
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> When I saw the problem the first time the ls command segfaulted always.
>>> >> >> >> I did a reboot and it worked again.
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> A few days later zypper crashed. After a reboot it worked again.
>>> >> >> >> And today ssh crashed. I looked a bit closer and saw it crashed
>>> >> >> >> somewhere within libcrypto.
>>> >> >> >> So I made copy libcrypto and rebooted.
>>> >> >> >> After the reboot ssh worked again but libcrypto and the copy of it hat
>>> >> >> >> a different sha1 sum!
>>> >> >> >> WTF?!
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> Is this a known issue?
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> > No.
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >> dmesgs and config are attached.
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >> The used distribution is openSUSE 11.4 with suspend-0.80.20100129-7.1
>>> >> >> >> (default from suse).
>>> >> >> >> I'm using ext3 as root filesystem.
>>> >> >> >> What else do you need?
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> > Whatever you can do to narrow down the problem.  At the moment I only know
>>> >> >> > that it's there.
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> I can reproduce the problem now.
>>> >> >> After ~20 suspend and resume iterations aide finds corrupted files in /lib/.
>>> >> >> It's always a very basic lib like libcrypto, libglib which is used all
>>> >> >> the time on my system.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Those files are never intentionally modified, right?
>>> >> >
>>> >> >> Maybe it's an issue like this one?
>>> >> >> https://lkml.org/lkml/2010/12/2/339
>>> >> >
>>> >> > It might have if that patch hadn't been merged before 2.6.37.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Is the system 32-bit or 64-bit?
>>> >>
>>> >> It's a 32-bit system.
>>> >> cmp shows that the corrupted files differ in many bytes (not scattered).
>>> >> The corrupted bytes are always 0 or 252.
>>> >
>>> > Do I understand correctly that the files apparently corrupted after resume
>>> > are not corrupted any more when you reboot?
>>>
>>> Yes.
>>> Seems like a cache issue.
>>
>> There's a couple things you can check before we start asking other people for
>> help.
>>
>> First, it would be good to know if things change when you save the image
>> into a swap file instead of the swap partition you've been using so far
>> (I believe it's documented quite well how to do that).
>>
>> Second, please verify if using the built-in save/load hibernate code leads
>> to the same issue (you can hibernate by doing "echo disk > /sys/power/state"
>> to verify that).
>>
>> Of course, please test the above separately. :-)
>
> Ok, I'll test this when I'm at home.
>
> BTW: dropping the caches helps, when some files seem corrupted.
> Today /usr/bin/okular was broken.
> After setting vm.drop_caches=1 it worked again.
>
>> Thanks,
>> Rafael
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> Thanks,
> //richard
>

On Linux 2.6.38 I'm unable to reproduce the issue.
Only 2.6.37 seems to be affected.
So, I'm moving over to 2.6.38. :)

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Thanks,
//richard
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