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Re: Bug#318463: Proposed update to e2fsprogs for stable

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 01:35:52PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> If you think this is a fix that can't wait for 3.1r2, then yes, please
> go ahead.

The nature of the bug is that if you are using something which uses
extended attributes (Samba, SELinux, ACL's, for example), and your
filesystem gets corrupted, it's likely that e2fsck will seg fault and
fail to recover your filesystem.  Two debian users have already
complained about the problem and filed bugs in the BTS, and I've
gotten other complaints from Gentoo and users building the upstream
e2fsprogs distribution from scratch.

What's the schedule for 3.1r2?  I think that this is serious enough
that we should get it into 3.1r1, and have the updated package
prepareds, but I accept that I might be biased on the matter, and in
the end it's really up to the stable release management team.  What
say ye?

						- Ted

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