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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-list] NFS insanity

On Wednesday, June 20, 2001 08:23:06 PM -0300 Christian Robottom Reis
<> wrote:

> I've got an NFS server, version 2.4.4, using reiserfs with trond's NFS
> patches and the reiser-2.4.4 nfs patch.
> On a client running 2.4.5 with trond's patches and the corresponding
> reiser patches, I get the wierdest behaviour:
> # on client
> cp
> diff
> # no diff
> # on server
> diff
> Binary files and differ
> It _only_ happens in this file of all files I've tried out so far. I'm
> trying to get xdelta to show me what's differing so I can see if there's a
> pattern or something, but it's awful - data corruption not only possibly
> but happening. :-)
> I haven't tried remounting yet to see what I get, but I don't see the
> problems on unpatched 2.4.2. I'll wait a bit to see if anyone has seen
> this. Anyone?

Sounds like some of the problems fixed in 2.4.5 and 2.4.6pre kernels, where
NFS data didn't get flushed right away, but I thought that only involved
mmap'd files.


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