Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 15:49:31 EST

On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 12:30:12AM +0400, Hans Reiser wrote:
> But there is not one where they recover from invalid arguments without a panic
> (unless I failed to notice something),


> so it gets you nothing except a message
> that we the developers will find more informative when trying to find what made
> it crash.

Nope. It does a reiserfs_panic instead of letting the wrong arguments
slipping into lower layers and possibly on disk and thus corrupting data.

And in my opinion correct data is much more worth than one crash more or
less (especially with a journaling filesystem).


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