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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
<marcelo@conectiva.com.br> 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.

-chris

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