Re: File corruption when using kernels 2.6.18+

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Sun Sep 30 2007 - 12:29:52 EST

Hi Neil,

On 9/30/07, Neil Romig <neil@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I would suspect a memory problem but memtest86+ gives no errors despite numerous
> passes, and I get no errors in older kernels. Does anyone have any idea what changed in
> 2.6.18 to cause such an error?

I don't but you can try to isolate the changeset introducing the
corruption with git-bisect:

So, in your case, you do:

<clone Linux mainline git repository>
# git bisect start
# git bisect bad v2.6.18
# git bisect good v2.6.17


<recompile and test>
<git bisect [good|bad] depending on results>
<repeat until you've narrowed down the changeset>

Also, please remember to send your .config when reporting bugs as
described in REPORTING-BUGS.

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