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Phorize 11-05-2012 06:41 AM

Ext 4 data corruption bug
 
Hi All. I'm running Slackware 14 with kernel 3.4.17 and am feeling a bit nervous about the ext4 bugs in 3.4 and higher. I have a to run 3.4 for proper ivy bridge support. Has anyone here actually experienced this bug on Slackware?

linosaurusroot 11-05-2012 06:47 AM

Unless you have peculiar mount options there is nothing to fear. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Criti...d-303769.shtml

H_TeXMeX_H 11-05-2012 07:30 AM

The problem is that there may be yet another bug:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ug-4175435187/

It's true that the circumstances are rare, but I would NOT go so far as to say "there is nothing to fear". For sure there is a rare change of it happening. So much for a filesystem being popular implying that it is also bug-free.

brobr 11-05-2012 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4822535)
The problem is that there may be yet another bug:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ug-4175435187/

....

After just checking the source https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1073433: according to some info posted a short while ago, this bug is actually not in ext4 but appears to be a problem based on an interference between networking and shutdown-scripts in Ubuntu, and, so it seems, only in Ubuntu. (But over a couple of hours it might change again...so check that link later on if you worry about ext4.)

Petri Kaukasoina 11-05-2012 09:18 AM

Can't you run 3.4.18 where the bug has been fixed?

GazL 11-05-2012 09:23 AM

You'll be fine. No need to update (unless you want any of the other fixes it brings)

bosth 11-05-2012 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kristizz (Post 4822502)
Hi All. I'm running Slackware 14 with kernel 3.4.17 and am feeling a bit nervous about the ext4 bugs in 3.4 and higher. I have a to run 3.4 for proper ivy bridge support. Has anyone here actually experienced this bug on Slackware?

Slackware won't help or hurt you with respect to this bug. If you are running an affected kernel and ext4 then you are at risk, no matter the distro.

Phorize 11-05-2012 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brobr (Post 4822558)
After just checking the source https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1073433: according to some info posted a short while ago, this bug is actually not in ext4 but appears to be a problem based on an interference between networking and shutdown-scripts in Ubuntu, and, so it seems, only in Ubuntu. (But over a couple of hours it might change again...so check that link later on if you worry about ext4.)

And people wonder why slackers say that a lack of dep handling in the package management tools is a feature:)

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1058987

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Yet again, the user will not be aware of this until it is too late. The only way to avoid this from happening (or at least what I've found) is running 'sudo apt-get purge dnsmasq-base'. Sadly, this also removes network-manager and network-manager-gnome, so it isn't really a viable solution.


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