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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-list] Re: Apparent instability of reiserfs on 2.4.1
Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
>
> On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Hans Reiser wrote:
>
> > Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Chris Mason wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:00:11 AM +0300 Hans Reiser
> > > > <reiser@namesys.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> On 11 Feb 2001 02:02:00 +1300, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> > > > >> > On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 05:34:44PM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > I run Reiser on all but /boot, and it seems to enjoy corrupting my
> > > > >> > mbox'es randomly.
> > > > >> >
> > > > >> > what kind of corruption are you seeing?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Zeroed bytes.
> > > > >
> > > > > This sounds like the same bug as the syslog bug, please try to help Chris
> > > > > reproduce it.
> > > > >
> > > > > zam, if Chris can't reproduce it by Monday, please give it a try.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > I had a bunch of scripts running over the weekend to try and reproduce
> > > > this, but the results were ruined when a major storm killed the power (no,
> > > > still haven't gotten around to configuring my UPS to shut things down ;-).
> > > >
> > > > So, I'll try again.
> > >
> > > Chris,
> > >
> > > Do you know if the people reporting the corruption with reiserfs on
> > > 2.4 were using IDE drives with PIO mode and IDE multicount turned on?
> > >
> > > If so, it may be caused by the problem fixed by Russell King on
> > > 2.4.2-pre2.
> > >
> > > Without his fix, I was able to corrupt ext2 while using PIO+multicount
> > > very very easily.
> >
> > Was the bug you describe also present in the 2.2.* series? If not, then the
> > bugs are not the same.
>
> N.

Zam will try to reproduce it tomorrow, he successfully escaped me today and got
to write fun code (a simpler block allocator) instead.

Hans
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