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SubjectRe: 2.4.15 + fs corruption.


On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, war wrote:

> Is 2.4.15 ok to use?
> Many people are experiencing filesystem corruption?
>
> As long as you patch the kernel with Al Viro's patch it should be ok,
> right?

In theory. Again, as a workaround - sync before umount (and don't boot
unpatched 2.4.15/2.4.15-pre9 again, obviously).

Breakage happens when you umount filesystem (_any_ local filesystem, be
it ext2, reiserfs, whatever) that still has dirty inodes.

IOW, if you are running 2.4.15 - build a patched kernel, install it and
do the following:
* switch to single-user
* sync
* umount everything non-buys
* remount the rest read-only
* turn the thing off
* boot with patched kernel or with anything before 2.4.15-pre9

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