DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-05
Re: New ISO available dfly-20040510.iso.gz (lockf/FS-corruption fix)
On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 10:51:36PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> I'm going to keep rolling out new ISOs until we have verified that
> we've got a stable kernel :-).
> I removed the previous ISO since it had the lockf-related filesystem
> corruption bug in it. If you are downloading from a snapshot, make
> sure it has the correct file (dfly-20040510.iso.gz), or just download
> directly from the main site. It can take up to a day for the snapshots
> to mirror.
For the record, there have been some problems with the lockf accounting
leading to incorrect locking in some cases or panics because of the
assertions all over the place. I don't think the lockf code and the
filesystems corruptions are related, so if you have valuable data on your
disk, stay with an older kernel. Otherwise, if you want to use a more
recent kernel, do update, most if not all bugs in the lockf code are fixed.
> If that lockf bug I fixed today was indeed responsible for the FS
> corruption issues, and I believe it was, then we are looking at a very
> solid kernel with this ISO. I keep saying I'll lay down a CVS tag, and
> I will as soon as I stop getting reports of catastrophic world-ending
> bugs(!) :-)
I hope we find this bug(s) soon, it is annoying.
> Matthew Dillon