Re: Dump corrupts ext2?

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 23:29:03 EST

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

> 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,

What? Details, please. If you are talking about read access I would
really like to know which filesystem it is. ext2 used to have a bug
in that area, but it had been fixed months ago.

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