Re: ext2 filesystem corruption?!?!??

Mark Johnson (
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 20:37:38 -0800 (PST)

The news server here has been up for:

8:40pm up 103 days, 7:54, 5 users, load average: 0.43, 0.90, 1.14


Linux ran 2.0.24 #2 Sun Nov 3 00:06:40 PST 1996 i586

Its not very heavily loaded, about a 6 gig news spool with 4.5 gigs of
news, and generally no more than 10 readers. I've had no corruption
whatsoever. I also use the no_atime patch.

On Thu, 3 Apr 1997 wrote:
> I just lurk because I'm a complete newbie, but this recent thread is very
> important to me. I work at an ISP that runs a news server that has been
> having this very same problem, that the first poster described. Here are
> the stats:
> P166, 4 GB SCSI fast and wide, for news, and kernel 2.0.27. It was
> running inn but after the filesystem kept being corrupted every few days,
> we switched to dnews, thinking it might be the software. Now dnews is
> doing the same thing.
> My question is, is this really a kernel problem we are having? And if it
> is, how would you suggest we fix it? I know we should have more drive
> space, but my boss would much rather blame linux. I have that patch that
> was posted earlier; what is the status of that patch?