Re: reiserfs: still problems with tail conversion

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 15:53:15 EST

> 32Mb. The test results vary depending on what else is on the partition,
> but in each case the last file affected is 01017 and there are sequences
> of previous_number+4, for up to 8 files (but next file after this might be
> previous+7 or previous +15, or sporadic). From other problems I've seen on
> the list, maybe I need more memory to run reiserfs ?

No. Reiserfs cannot go around corrupting files regardless of the amount of
memory you have. What is however quite possible is that there is a race
condition on reiserfs (or in the VFS) that is triggered when you are paging
and programs are thus sleeping on buffer and memory allocations

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