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SubjectRe: fs corruption with pre-2.3.9-5 + this little patch


On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
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> Well I attach here the alone patch that triggers fs corruption running
> bonnie and a memory hog at the same time on pre-2.3.9-5.

It's the WRITEA.

We broke write-ahead with the BH_Dirty handling - it can mark the buffer
clean without ever actually writing it out. I bet that's what you
triggered.

Nothing normally uses WRITEA, so it wasn't a problem before.

Linus


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