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    SubjectRe: 2.6.19 file content corruption on ext3
    On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 09:51:49AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
    > On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 09:43:08PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > Six hours here of fsx-linux plus high memory pressure on SMP on 1k
    > > blocksize ext3, mainline. Zero failures. It's unlikely that this testing
    > > would pass, yet people running normal workloads are able to easily trigger
    > > failures. I suspect we're looking in the wrong place.
    >
    > I do not have a clue about memory management at all, but is it
    > possible that you're testing on a box with too much memory? My box has
    > only 256 MB, and I used to use mutt with a _huge_ inbox with mutt
    > taking somewhat 150 MB. Add spamassassin and a reasonably busy mail
    > server, and the box used to be like 150 MB in swap.
    >
    > I have tidied my inbox in the mean time and mutt's memory requirement
    > has been reduced to somewhat 30 MB, which might be the cause that I
    > don't see the issue that often any more.

    After being up for ten days, I have now encountered the file
    corruption of pkgcache.bin for the first time again. The 256 MB i386
    box is like 26M in swap, is under very moderate load.

    I am running plain vanilla 2.6.19.1. Is there a patch that I should
    apply against 2.6.19.1 that would help in debugging?

    Greetings
    Marc

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