LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > Linux - News > Syndicated Linux News
User Name
Password
Syndicated Linux News This forum is for the discussion of Syndicated Linux News stories.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
LXer
LXer NewsBot
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 73,380

Rep: Reputation: 82
LXer: This week at LWN: A nasty file corruption bug - fixed


Published at LXer:

The December 20 LWN Kernel Page contained an article about a file corruption bug generally (but not exclusively) seen with ext3 filesystems. Certain applications which have unusual patterns of access to memory-mapped files could, at times, see gaps where data had not made it all the way to the disk. The rtorrent tool was one such application; other test cases were found (and developed) as the hunt for this problem intensified. The problem is now solved, but it offers some interesting lessons on how this kind of subtle bug can come about - and how to get it fixed.

Read More...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Linux: Data Corruption Bug Fixed LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-29-2006 02:03 PM
LXer: This week at LWN: Who is being divisive? LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-01-2006 06:54 AM
LXer: This week at LWN: On Novell and Microsoft LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 11-15-2006 11:54 AM
LXer: This week at LWN: Google Earth for Linux LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 06-16-2006 12:54 AM
LXer: This week at LWN: How Sun's Java got into Debian LXer Syndicated Linux News 1 05-25-2006 08:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration