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Bug#679830: linux-image-2.6.32-5-686: Kernel bug observed in syslog when performing an rsync operation.

On Sun, 2012-07-22 at 11:26 +0100, Imran Chaudhry wrote:
>         Sorry to hear this.  I cannot recommend using ext4 in Linux
>         2.6.32.
> Thanks for your reply Ben.
> As an aside, from what kernel version would you recommend use of ext4
> in?

I don't know what the minimum would be but I believe it's fine in Linux
3.2, which will be in the next Debian stable release (and is now
available in testing, unstable and squeeze-backports).

> Maybe I should use (tried and rusted) ext3 for my backup devices. I
> mentioned this problem in my local LUG and a couple of people reported
> similar problems with ext4.

Yes, that's a safer choice.


Ben Hutchings
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