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SubjectRe: NULL characters in file on ReiserFS again.

On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 09:57:51AM -0700, Hans Reiser wrote:

> > /etc/hosts (or anywhere). As a tesult, startx hung starting X server; it was
> > not possible to switch to alpha console or kill X server. I pressed reset
> > and after reboot looked into /var/log/XFree86*log - and there were a bunch
> > of ^@ there.

> this is the nature of metadata journaling filesystems.

Umm, no, it isn't. Ext3 would never allow that to happen in ordered
metadata-journaling mode, and Chris Mason is already working to remove
that window in reiserfs. It is by no means a necessary consequence of
doing metadata-only journaling.

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