On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 12:52:40PM -0400, kevin lyda wrote:
> there was some discussion here regarding disk corruption in 2.4.
> from alan cox's diary:
>> Got up late and continued trying to get the -ac patch built. I've
> skipped Linus 2.4.4pre1 as some of the changes in that clash with
> the tlb flushing fixes in the -ac tree and resolving those might
> be hard. Instead its mostly the ARM and S/390 architecture changes
> along with usermode Linux.
>> There are some important patches in the tree, notable the ext2fs
> and minixfs disk corruption fixes that Ingo Molnar and Al Viro
> did. 2.4.x finally no longer eats disks under very extreme testing
> with the Cerberus test suite. Needless to say this is good news.
>> what the extreme conditions are, i don't know but it would make me
Indeed, and this is why I've given 2.4 a wide berth thus far. Between
strange swap space issues and rumours of disk corruption, I'll happily let
the Blashford-Snells of the Linux world blaze a trail.
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