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SubjectRe: [PATCH] SMP race in ext2 - metadata corruption.


On Mon, 7 May 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:
> OTOH with current way if you make mistake in kernel, fsck will not
> automatically inherit it; therefore fsck is likely to work even if
> kernel ext2 is b0rken [and that's fairly important]

... and by the same logics you should make fsck implement its own
drivers - after all, right now b0rken driver affects both the kernel
ext2 and fsck ;-)

I'm not sure that fsck of fs mounted read/write is worth doing in the
first place, but I'd rather do that via fs/ext2 exporting its metadata
explicitly than by playing silly buggers with device/fs coherency.

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