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SubjectRe: [patch 02/23] ext: Avoid printk floods in the face of directory corruption (CVE-2008-3528)
Greg KH wrote:

Please change the description of the bug to:

"A very large directory with many read failures (either due to storage
problems, or due to invalid size & blocks from corruption) will generate
a printk storm as the filesystem continues to try to read all the
blocks. This flood of messages can tie up the box until it is complete -
which may be a very long time, especially for very large corrupted values.

This is fixed by only reporting the corruption once each time we try to
read the directory."

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.27.y.git;a=commitdiff;h=bd39597

Thanks, Eugene


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