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A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug

A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug

Posted Dec 21, 2006 12:11 UTC (Thu) by Randakar (guest, #27808)
In reply to: A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug by k8to
Parent article: A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug

Looking at the link to Linus' testcase, it seems to be 'rtorrent'.

http://lwn.net/Articles/215115/

"Btw, here's a simpler test-program that actually shows the difference
between 2.6.18 and 2.6.19 in action, and why it could explain why a
program like rtorrent might show corruption behavious that it didn't show
before."


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rtorrent

Posted Dec 21, 2006 14:17 UTC (Thu) by Webexcess (guest, #197) [Link]

rtorrent is a very nice program.

I've also found that it's a great burn-in for a system. It's really good at testing ram, cpu and network (for lots of "light" connections). Apparently it can be a good filesystem test too!

A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug

Posted Dec 21, 2006 23:17 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

Ah, I suspected as much. I use that program regularly, and it makes heavy use of mmap.

I guess I'll move back to 2.6.18 for now.

A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug

Posted Jan 1, 2007 18:15 UTC (Mon) by erich (guest, #7127) [Link]

Note that the Debian and Ubuntu (apparently) 2.6.18 kernels have the same problem. Maybe other distributions as well.
But I guess there will be a fixed 2.6.18 kernel coming in any day now.

A gnarly 2.6.19 file corruption bug

Posted Jan 2, 2007 20:30 UTC (Tue) by rvfh (subscriber, #31018) [Link]

Ubuntu does not use 2.6.18 nor 2.6.19, so Ubuntu users are safe AFA this bug is concerned.

  • Edgy: 2.6.17
  • Feisty: 2.6.20


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