Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 08:27:40 EST

> > and when that hangs the kernel it will also screw up all files touched
> > just before it in a edit-make-install-try cycle. Which can be rather
> > annoying, because you can start all over again (this effect randomly
> > distributes the last touched sectors to the last touched files. Very nice
> > effect, but not something I expect from a journalled filesystem).
> >
> Do you think it is reasonable to ask that a filesystem be designed to
> work well with bad drivers?

Its certainly a good idea. But it sounds to me like he is describing the
normal effect of metadata only logging.

Putting a sync just before the insmod when developing new drivers is a good
idea btw

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