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SubjectRe: ext2 filesystem corruptions back from dead? 2.4.0-test11


On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:

[I wrote]
> > ?
> > If you have a l-k feed from future - please share. I'm not saying that
>
> Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:37:21 -0500 (EST)
>
> > fs/* is not the source of that stuff, but I sure as hell had not said
> > that it is. I simply don't know yet.
>
> You were pointing out changes to reproduce the effect.

Erm... Since then the problem had been reproduced on the patched tree, so
we apparently have something else. Behaviour on disk/quota overflow is
a separate story - even with fixes for that problem stays.

> > > Since there have been not kernel changes to the driver that effect the
> > > code since 2.4.0-test5 or test6 and it now randomly shows up after five or
> > > six revisions out from the change, and the changes were chipset only.
> >
> > generic_unplug_device() was changed more or less recently. I doubt that
> > it is relevant, but...
>
> Cool, the issue was that I get tried of people blaming the ATA subsystem
> for things that it does not do or has control over. Basically, I kill
> bogus threads that try to tag me with an old problem of the past that was
> a hardware issue.

<shrug> I don't see any attempts to tag you (or ATA subsystem, for that matter)
in that thread. And thread is hardly bogus... I agree that changes in
drivers/ide/* are very unlikely to be the source of that, but information
of that kind can help to weed out some of the changes in ll_rw_blk.c.

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