vfs patch 03 (preliminary)
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Thu Aug 26 09:28:21 PDT 2004
:Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> I fully expect there to be some problems. DO NOT apply this patch unless
:> you can handle the machine crashing and getting backtraces and dumps.
:I can handle that, but is there any major risk of data corruption (as
:you warned about an earlier patch)?
I would say that the risk of actual corruption is fairly low. More
likely is that it would hit a panic, resulting in the normal data
loss one has with softupdates-delayed writes, though it should be
noted that you can 'cont' from a panic and it should flush the buffers
and generate kernel dump.
<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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