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    SubjectRe: Possible ext3 corruption with 1K block size
      Hi Eric,

    > Pascal Terjan wrote:
    > > Le mercredi 15 octobre 2008 à 09:43 -0500, Eric Sandeen a écrit :
    > >> Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
    > >>> On Wednesday 15 October 2008, Eric Sandeen wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>> My kingdom for a testcase... does anyone have simple steps to reproduce
    > >>>> this? Or do they all start with "install mandriva on a 1k block size
    > >>>> system?" :)
    > >>>>
    > >>> May be RH will do? :)
    > >> I did try a 1k-block root fs Fedora install, and didn't see any problems...
    > >>
    > >>> As indicated by last comment, Pascal has some ways to trigger it; I
    > >>> forgot to Cc to him initially; doing it now.
    > >> Ok, good deal.
    > >>
    > >
    > > On my test machine I reproduce it easily : rpm --rebuilddb and if the db
    > > is not detected to be corrupted yet it will be after installing a few
    > > packages (tested again with 2.6.27).
    > >
    > > If I do the rebuilddb on a 2.6.17 and then reboot on a recent kernel,
    > > then I can install/uninstall thousands of packages without any
    > > corruption.
    >
    > so it seems to be the database rebuilding, under a recent kernel, which
    > causes the problem? installing under a recent kernel is ok, as long as
    > the db was created on an older kernel?
    >
    > Ok that's a good clue...
    Have you been able to track this down? Anything interesting?

    Honza
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    Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
    SuSE CR Labs
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