Just let me say that I agree with Teds opinion that the applications are in error, not ext4
> Honestly, has anyone here, NOT running binary closed source drivers, experienced a crash in a distro provided kernel in what, the last 12 months or longer? Heck, even a bleeding edge (but not -RC) kernel.
Actually, yes I have. I run Gentoo unstable at home, and I am currently having issues with the 2.6.28 kernel and Xorg's intel drivers. All open source. So it does happen. (But I'm running Gentoo unstable and expect it!)