Re: ReiserFS / 2.4.6 / Data Corruption

From: Hans Reiser (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 16:05:11 EST

Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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),
> Right.
> > 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).
> Christoph
> --
> Whip me. Beat me. Make me maintain AIX.

There is nothing like a distro maintainer overriding the design decisions made
by the lead architect of a package, not believing that said architect knows what
the fuck he is doing.

We will make this unusable by you from this point onwards. Vitaly, I told you
what to do weeks ago in this regard, do it today.

Does it get worse than shovelware? I suppose it does....

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