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Re: reiserfs/md1/failure/threads

well if memory is bad, you can get a segfault easily without the
software being bad,
trying to repair with broken memory is leading to more problems imho ...


On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 04:05:33PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> 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.
> MfG
>         Goswin
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