Testing request: possible ext4 corruption issue

Guido Grazioli guido.grazioli at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 19:25:03 UTC 2009

2009/10/29 Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com>
> Hi, guys. Jóhann raised a concern about the potential ext4 corruption
> issue that's currently under discussion upstream:
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14354
> the discussion between Eric and Linus tends towards the theory that this
> is not affecting 2.6.31, but we'd like to have somewhat more certainty
> of this.

It seems (reading slashdot thread about 9.10 release) that ubuntu folks have
added a notice in the release notes warning about the bug.

"Possible corruption of large files with ext4 filesystem

There have been some reports of data corruption with fresh (not
upgraded) ext4 file systems using the Ubuntu 9.10 kernel when writing
to large files (over 512MB). The issue is under investigation, and if
confirmed will be resolved in a post-release update. Users who
routinely manipulate large files may want to consider using ext3 file
systems until this issue is resolved. (453579 [launchpad.net])"

Cant verify this as it was cited in a slashdot post and ubuntu.com
seems to be down right now

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