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SubjectRe: Rampant ext3/4 corruption on 2.6.34-rc7 with VIVT ARM (Marvell 88f5182)
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On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 17:12 +0200, Jan Kara wrote:

> If you look at the array more in detail, you'll notice that 'offs' part of
> structure is sometimes identical. That should never happen because 'offs'
> contains offset of the corresponding directory entry in a block. So when
> offsets are identical in this array, subsequent move will copy some entries
> several times and leave entries that should be moved in the old block,
> resulting in a corruption we see.
> The question is, how could offsets be the same? dx_make_map seems to get
> it right and dx_sort_map as well. Maybe I'd peek into disassembly of
> dx_sort_map to see whether swap() macro does what it should... If that
> looks OK, you could try adding some debug checks into dx_sort_map and try
> to catch the moment when duplicate offsets are created...

Ok so a very quick test with another compiler and the problem -appears-
gone. I'll investigate more in depth later tonight or this week-end.

Looks like it may all have been a false alarm, just don't use
gcc-4.4.0 :-)

Cheers,
Ben.



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