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Development issues part 2: Bug tracking

Development issues part 2: Bug tracking

Posted Jan 10, 2008 12:10 UTC (Thu) by hjernemadsen (subscriber, #5676)
Parent article: Development issues part 2: Bug tracking

I have an even better example of bugs in the kernel bug database 
languishing. Bug #2645 - msync() does not update the st_mtime and 
st_ctime fields (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2645).

A relatively clear cut bug that is easily reproduced on any machine, and 
can even cause dataloss (because mtime isn't updated, most incremental 
backup systems will ignore the file, as it doesn't seem to have changed). 
The bug was reported in 2004, and only just now something is starting to 
happen in this regard, eventhough several patches for this problem have 
appeared on linux-kernel.

Quite underwhelming.


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