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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-list] Re: Apparent instability of reiserfs on 2.4.1
Chris Mason wrote:
>
> On Monday, February 12, 2001 11:42:38 PM +0300 Hans Reiser
> <reiser@namesys.com> wrote:
>
> >> 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.
> >
>
> I suspect the bugfixes in pre2 will fix some of the more exotic corruption
> reports we've seen, but this one (nulls in log files) probably isn't caused
> by a random (or semi-random) lower layer corruption. These users are not
> seeing random metadata corruption, so I suspect this bug is different (and
> reiserfs specific).
>
> > Was the bug you describe also present in the 2.2.* series? If not, then
> > the bugs are not the same.
> >
>
> In 2.2 code the only data file corruption I know if is caused by a crash....
>
> -chris

I'd like to announce on our website and mailing list that all XXX users should
upgrade to 2.4.2pre2. Do you all agree with this?

What is the exact definition of XXX?

Hans
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