Re: Dump corrupts ext2?

From: Benjamin LaHaise (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 23:16:20 EST

On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 09:48:41PM -0400, Chris Mason wrote:
> The bug where dump could corrupt things was when getblk and the
> block device both used the buffer cache. That issue hasn't changed.

Let me emphasize this: 2.4.11+ will still exhibit filesystem corruption if
the block device is accessed. The only way to avoid this is to use raw io,
in which case you know you're not getting a coherent view of things, so...

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