Re: [reiserfs-list] ReiserFS Oops (2.4.1, deterministic, symlink

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 07:26:52 EST

> This is why our next patch will detect the use of gcc 2.96, and complain, in the
> reiserfs Makefile.

What makes you think its gcc 2.96 ?

If the person concerned can clarify what they built with (2.96-69 or
egcs-1.1.2 (kgcc)), that would be useful.

I've certainly done the Reiserfs testing I did with gcc 2.96-69 with no
problems at all. Reiserfsck was having _bad_ problems but I saw those with
egcs-1.1.2 too and I understand there is a new reiserfsck about to appear
or just out which is much better.

[I've been simulating the effect of bad blocks on file systems]

Worse behaviour so far is minixfs. If an inode rewrite fails leaving what
is now a directory as a file the minix fsck prunes the entire subtree. Very


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