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SubjectRe: USB stability - possibly printer related

> I have not had time to risk killing my system again but
> it appears to be either related to postscript printing
> or the lm_sensors modules. Do you by chance use lm_sensors?

No, I don't.

> I am pretty sure I can make it happen again but I don't have
> the time to reinstall my system right now...

I can experiment, provided that only the mounted partitions
can be hosed this way. But if this is some memory corruption,
maybe anything could go wrong...

> > - I got a corruption of the files that were surely _not_
> > opened for writing.
> Here too. Many system libs were corrupted. When fsck tried
> to repair the file system it spewed all kinds of errors
> about libs.

Kernel gurus: it seems this is a common symptom. Could someone
give some explanation/speculation, what mechanismus can lead
to this kind of corruption (not necessarily related to USB)?


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