Ext4 data corruption trouble
Posted Oct 25, 2012 9:31 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
In reply to: Ext4 data corruption trouble
Parent article: Ext4 data corruption trouble [Updated]
That which doesn't kill ext4, makes ext4 stronger. Once the general media realize that only a fraction of a percent of users are affected, they will probably post some kind of correction and everything will go back to normal -- and ext4 will be stronger by it.
Remember the stupid "neutrinos faster than light" news where all media outlets were reporting that Einstein had been rebutted, and that we were close to time travel? In the end it was all a faulty hardware connection, the original results were corrected and the speed of light paradigm came out stronger than ever. In that case it was a few hundreds of scientists signing the original paper that started the wildfire, instead of checking and rechecking everything for a few months before publishing such a fundamental result. I hope they are widely discredited now, all 170 of them (I am not joking now, either in the figure or in the malignity).
So in a few days the bug will be pinned to a very specific and uninteresting condition, and ext4 will come out stronger than ever. One data point: I have seen no corruption with 3.6.3, but then I am never rebooting while unmounting. Now I will be unmounting with extra care :)
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