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Re: reiserfs/md1/failure/threads

Erik Mouw <erik@harddisk-recovery.com> writes:

> On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 12:01:31PM +0100, Jo Shields wrote:
>> Reiser is lasting up better, but reiserfsck segfaults when it 
>> sees /home
> That means that the filesystem has errors. Reiserfsck is able to detect
> them, but because nobody has seen those errors before it will segfault
> on them. That also means that the reiserfs filesystem driver in the
> kernel will happily screw the filesystem further up without notice.
> Back up your data *NOW* before it's too late.

That is such a joke and just shows how poor a quality the reiserfs
code is. A segfault is always a bug in the software. You can't expect
input, especialy in a repair program, to conform to any syntax. If the
input data were always correct you wouldn't need checking and repairing.

And there I was considering testing reiserfs due to fast resize
operation yesterday. Now I'm happy that I didn't try.


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