The recent ext3 patch on
( http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/ext3-2.4-0.9.17-2418p3.gz )
applies cleanly to 2.4.17-pa30 -- I recommend committing it to the
kernel CVS tree, since
a) It will be in 2.4.18 anyway
b) it fixes some problems:
0.9.17 12 Jan 2002 (Included in 2.4.18-pre5)
- Cleanup from Manfred Spraul which provides better randomisation of
inode generation numbers.
- A locking fix which prevents possible panics when an application is
using ioctl(FIBMAP) against a loaded filesystem.
- Buffer locking fix for journal descriptor buffers - fixes the
"end_request: buffer-list destroyed" crash which can occur under
heavy VM load.
- Buffer locking fix which could cause corruption if a process is
reading rom the underlying block device while journal recovery is in
Ralf Hildebrandt (Im Auftrag des Referat V A) Ralf.Hildebrandt@charite.de
Charite Campus Virchow-Klinikum Tel. +49 (0)30-450 570-155
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If Bill Gates had a dime for every time a Windows box crashed...
...Oh, wait a minute, he already does.