Re: 2.6.17.[1-6] XFS Filesystem Corruption, Where is

From: Justin Piszcz
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 12:38:48 EST

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006, Justin Piszcz wrote:

Beginning at 2.6.17 to, there is a serious XFS bug that results in filesystem corruption, there was a 1 line bugfix patch that was released recently and I was wondering when would be released with that patch? It affected ALL my Linux machines (x86) running XFS and many people on the XFS mailing list who upgraded to 2.6.17. I understand when there is a root exploit or DoS bug, the kernel is naturally patched by the -stable team and a new version is released immediately. Does filesystem corruption not constitute an immediate new -stable release of the kernel?

This fix was available as of, but not currently in

I am running all of my machines with this patch and rebooted a couple of
them with KNOPPIX and checked the FS, it seems to be OK now.


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