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Re: ext3 file corruption



Hayden Myers <hayden spinbox com> writes:

> I recently patched our 2.2.20 production kernel with the ext3 patch
> from kernel.org and have experienced failure on more than one account.
> Everything seems to run great until the power goes out and the box
> isn't shutdown correctly. After that files are missing and the box
> won't boot. All of the partitions were mounted ext3 ordered mode I
> think. Anyone else experience filesystem corruption with that patch?

Make sure that you don't have writeback cache on your harddisk. This can
have devastating effects on journaled filsystemes. Newer IDE-drives seem
to have this enabled per default. :/

-- 
Per Andreas Buer





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