EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels
[Phoronix] EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels
read this before panicking though.
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It looks like fscking everything will fix it (it'll replay the buggered
journal, mangling the metadata, but then fix up the scrambled metadata
and fix the journal's starting block). So I probably don't need to worry
about latent corruption hiding waiting to pounce. Phew.
Or mount and unmount quickly any external ext4 file system drives either.
So it will only show up if the system has been rebooted twice in fairly quick succession. A full conventional distro install probably wouldn't have triggered a bug... although someone who habitually reboots their laptop instead of using suspend/resume or hibernate, or someone who is trying to bisect the kernel looking for some other bug could easily trip over this --- which I guess is how you got hit by it."
The bugfix should come quick. My AntiX 64bit test install (3.6 kernel) is ext4 file system with /home sitting in /. :lol:
I am not worried though. :cool: