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SubjectRe: File system Corruption with 2.4.16
On Sun, 02 Dec 2001 19:11:27 +0100
Kenneth Johansson <ken@canit.se> wrote:

> I had problems with symlinks also. This is what I know about it so far.
>
> I only get/got this problem on a server running 2.4.10 using reiserfs and when the
> files was used over NFS.
> Once it got itself into this state it is possible to create symlinks by hand but when
> untaring an archive 90% of all links was wrong. Doing the same on the server directly
> showed no problem.
>
> A reboot of the client did not help but rebooting the server did. I have since
> upgraded to 2.4.16 but only run for a few hours the last time needed many days to show
> this problem so it could still be there.
>
> A nice program to use is symlinks that shows all links that points to a file not
> existing
> symlinks -r . | egrep "^dangling"

This general NFS v3 sym-link bug was fixed in 2.4.11 or .12 it was "only" caused
by a non-zero terminated string ...

btw. my 2.4.16 file-server using ReiserFS on a soft-raid5 device of 3 IBM
IDE disks has not yet shown a corruption (but could be a bit faster ...).

server1:~ # cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.16 (root@server1.localnet) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)) #2 Tue Nov 27 18:58:48 CET 2001
server1:~ # uptime
7:54pm up 3 days, 4:02, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.03, 0.00

[...]

k33p h4ck1n6
René

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