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SubjectRe: 2.4.5 data corruption

Nuther anecdote:

I was creating a big swapfile on ext2 (because 2.4.5 needs too much swap)
with dd (SCSI disk on Sym53c8-something controller) and corrupted
the partition THEN fsck would cause the kernel to panic. I thought
I had some bad hw ... the box sits on my office floor waiting resurrection.

Eugene Crosser wrote:

> In article <E15Abiw-00056O-00@the-village.bc.nu>,
> Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:
> >> Folks, I believe I have a reproducible test case which corrupts data in
> >> 2.4.5.
> >
> > 2.4.5 has an out of date 3ware driver that is short
>
> These days I observed massive FS curruption on vanilla 2.4.5,
> SCSI disk on Sym53c8-something controller (UW). I did not notice
> any problems since 2.4.5 was published, they seem to have surfaced
> immediately after I created a rather big file capturing video with
> broadcast2000 (video card is bt848). Filesystem is ext2.
>
> Eugene
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