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    SubjectRe: PATCH: udf fs corruption on linux-2.6
    On 06/13/2007 04:48 PM, Rich Coe wrote:
    > Hi Linus,
    > This patch fixes directory and missing files corruption in fs/udf which
    > occurs on all known 2.6 releases.
    > The corruption occurs because blocks which were pre-alloc'd for a directory
    > are released back to the fs freelist, but the inode's alloc block information
    > is not updated to reflect this.
    > You would not see corruption if the number of files in any directory is
    > less than 41, because the pre-alloc routine does not allocate blocks for the
    > directory until the number of files is over 40.
    > The problem occurs during unmounting because fs/udf incorrectly calls
    > udf_discard_prealloc() from udf_clear_inode(). udf_discard_prealloc() will
    > update the inode and schedule it for write, but no write will ever occur
    > because the fs is in the process of being umount'd.
    > The solution is to add a put_inode routine to update the inode contents
    > and release the pre-alloc'd blocks to disk prior to clearing the inode
    > from the kernel.

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