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SubjectRe: [PATCH] certain data corruption may cause reiserfs to panic, fix.

On Wednesday, January 09, 2002 02:58:45 PM -0200 Marcelo Tosatti
<> wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Oleg Drokin wrote:
>> Hello!
>> Purpose of this patch is to catch events of corrupted ITEM_TYPE
>> fields, and report these to user. Without this patch, accessing such
>> items will resukt in dereferencing random memory areas in kernel,
>> and then ooping (most probably).
>> Please apply.
> Why corruption is happening in the first place ?

Oddly, the corruption most often caught by this patch was from the early
redhat gcc 2.96.


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