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

From: Daniel Drake
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 18:13:22 EST

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?

Greg has been too busy at OLS, expect it in the next few days.

Additionally, some problems have been reported with the forty-something patches that were posted for review. If you want to help, apply all of those patches on top of and see if you can find any problems.

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