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Re: [dm-devel] Possible severe bug in the device mapper?



Dne 1.2.2011 10:30, Andreas Heinlein napsal(a):
> Am 31.01.2011 12:20, schrieb Joe Thornber:
>> On Mon, 2011-01-31 at 10:30 +0100, Andreas Heinlein wrote:
>>> 2. Create a loopback device with this file (losetup -f
>>> /media/somedrive/testfile) 
>> I'm just trying to understand your complaint here.  If device-mapper
>> wasn't in the equation here, and you were using the loop-back device
>> directly (i.e. by putting a filesystem on it and mounting).  Then you
>> pulled the removable device, what happens?
>>
>> - Joe
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> Thank you for your advice. Actually, it still happens without
> device-mapper, so I'm at the wrong place here. Sorry for that. I did
> some more tests with different distros and releases (Ubuntu 10.10 and
> 11.04alpha1, OpenSuse 11.3, Fedora 14), and almost all showed this
> behaviour; only OpenSuse immediatley set the device to read-only on the
> first write attempt, Ubuntu 11.04alpha1 crashed, but this may be because
> of the alpha status. Still not quite what one would expect, though.

Do you mean 'device' or filesystem as read-only?
For filesystem you may easily switch error behavior so you will not destroy
your data when inconsistency is detected (tune2fs -e remount-ro)

Zdenek


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