Those following along at home is probably half the human race, now we have posts on Phoronix, Slashdot *and* Heise. Who the hell submits things like this to random-terrified-user media outlets before we've even characterized the bloody problem? Every one of those posts is inaccurate, of course, through no fault of their own but merely because we didn't yet know what the problem was ourselves, merely that I and one other person were seeing corruption: we obviously started by assuming that it was something obvious and thus fairly serious, but that didn't mean we *expected* that to be true: I certainly expected the final problem to be more subtle, if still capable of causing serious disk corruption (my warning here was just in case it was not).
But now there's a wave of self-sustaining accidental lies spreading across the net, damaging the reputation of ext4 unwarrantedly, and I started it without wanting to.
It's times like this when I start to understand why some companies have closed bug trackers.