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Re: file corruption during emacs build on XFS logical volume

To: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: file corruption during emacs build on XFS logical volume
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 04 Jan 2002 14:33:13 -0600
Cc: Sean Neakums <sneakums@xxxxxxxx>, Linux XFS <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, 2002-01-04 at 14:29, Austin Gonyou wrote:
> What is the affected version with this? 2.4.17 or all?

Well I hit it in 2.5.2-pre7, but I suspect it goes back into 2.4.16
at least. I may have made a mistake in the changes which went in
to fix various things during 2.4.16.

Steve


> 
> On Fri, 2002-01-04 at 14:07, Steve Lord wrote:
> > On Fri, 2002-01-04 at 12:54, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > > begin  Sean Neakums quotation:
> > > 
> > > > I am now going to do a build of the upstream source and see if I can
> > > > make the dump break on that too.  I'm hopeful that it will, as the
> > > > unexec code is the same in upstream as in the Debian emacs21
> > > > package.
> > > 
> > > Yep, I just got me a dumped emacs binary full of NULs with the
> > > original GNU source.
> > 
> > OK, bingo, I can replicate this now, I too have a bad binary, it looks
> > like the memory is getting reclaimed without getting flushed out to
> > disk - which is not good at all.
> > 
> > This actually gives me something to go on, hopefully it won't take too
> > long to find now. Thanks for your persistance in generating a test
> > case here.
> > 
> > Steve
> > 
> > 
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> > 
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> > Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx
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> Austin Gonyou
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> 
> "It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it."
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Steve Lord                                      voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx


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