Re: Debian libc5 to libc6 Mini-HOWTO
On Fri, 12 Sep 1997, Michael Neuffer wrote:
> > The e2fsck program in e2fsprogs_1.10-4 has a bug in it which will
> > cause it to destroy data on partitions above 2GB in size. The version
> > in e2fsprogs_1.10-5 has fixed this bug. IMPORTANT: If you run the
> > older libc6-based e2fsck on a 2 GB or greater partition, YOU WILL LOSE
> > DATA.
> Even the 1.10-5 version seems to be vulnerable.
> This week it trashed twice about 8GB worth of filesystems.
> Luckily I had complete backups of my developent stuff.
That's odd. The problem with the 1.10-4 version was that linking it
against libc6 broke its linking with llseek, used for 2G+ partitions. The
1.10-5 version went back to libc5 as a temporary fix until something
better could be found. Are you sure it was fsck's fault this time?
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