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SubjectRe: massive filesystem corruption with 2.4.9
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> > Aug 21 09:01:06 adlib kernel: EXT2-fs error (device ide0(3,5)):
> > ext2_new_block: Allocating block in system zone - block =3D 3
> > Aug 21 09:01:06 adlib kernel: EXT2-fs error (device ide0(3,5)):
> > ext2_free_blocks: Freeing blocks in system zones - Block =3D 4, count=
> =3D 1

Typically this indicates disk, memory or chipset problems. If your disk is
in UDMA33/66 mode you can pretty rule the disk out as the data is
protected

If you have a VIA chipset, especially if there is an SB Live! in the machine
then that may be the cause (fixes in 2.4.8-ac, should be a fix in 2.4.9 but
Linus tree also applies another bogus change but which should be harmless)

> > These fatal errors are occuring since 2.4.5 (2.4.8 I've not tested.).=
> When
> > I work with 2.4.4 everything is fine !

What hardware
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