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Re: 2.6.0-test5-mm3 & XFS FS Corruption (or not?)

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.6.0-test5-mm3 & XFS FS Corruption (or not?)
From: Walt H <waltabbyh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:01:06 -0700
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Steve Lord wrote:

> 
> If I am correct, test5-mm3 contains a bad version of the xfs code, there
> was a bug where the i_flags field was setup from an uninitialized stack
> variable. mm3 came out during the two days this was in Linus's tree.
> I had some very odd behavior with this code base, rm -r -f would try and
> cd into files and other bizzare things, files could appear to be
> immutable or append only or things they were not. This sounds like
> similar behavior you that you saw. It is fixed in the latest code Linus
> has.
> 
> Steve

Thanks for the reply Steve. I'm guessing that this code hasn't hit CVS
yet, as I can still reproduce it with a current CVS @ 9/21/03 ~ 17:30
PST  Sounds like this is a known issue, so I'll just go back to the xfs
code from -mm2 for now.

-Walt




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