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Re: XFS and Emacs don't play nice

To: Daniel Stone <daniel@xxxxxxxxx>, Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS and Emacs don't play nice
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 13:58:50 +0200
Cc: Scott Jaderholm <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, walters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20010710212828.B10357@kabuki.sfarc.net>
References: <200107100917.f6A9HIR14760@jen.americas.sgi.com> <200107100917.f6A9HIR14760@jen.americas.sgi.com>
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At 21:28 10-7-2001 +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 04:17:17AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> As for what is happening to your file. This is not corruption per se, the
> updated inode size made it out to disk, but the data did not. If you do
> an xfs_bmap you will probably find there are are no extents in the file.
> (xfs_bmap .emacs). It is also not in in kernel buffer corruption problem,
> it is because the buffers were not written to disk before the crash, but
> the inode size was written in a transaction.
>
> Please try a later kernel as I have not seen reports like this in a
> while.

Let me add my voice - I haven't posted this as yet, because I've been trying
to track it down as to where it started, but I'm getting null-byte
corruption through entire files (my entire /etc/mailcap got replaced with
null bytes, as did the postinst's for a few packages). I'm tracking CVS, and
it appears to only have happened with the -pre2 sync, everything previous
seemed to work OK (though admittedly I haven't tried -pre1, and that was
most likely the culprit, being a large -ac sync). The affected partitions
are on IDE drives, not a VIA chipset or anything.

The source must be with you if you are running -pre kernels.
This breakage can be expected, the TAKE message of the checkout specifically mentioned that it did compile but was not tested.


Cheers
Seth
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