Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 08:38:24 EST

On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > 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

I've been doing that most of the time. But I sometimes forget that.
But as I said, it's not something I expected from a journalled filesystem.


Bas Vermeulen

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