[CentOS] Urgent: filesystem corruption on 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5
yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Apr 14 21:58:03 UTC 2009
> Gordon Messmer wrote:
>> In an attempt to confirm this bug, I set up a system under KVM and
>> started three loops to generate filesystem activity. I ran bonnie++ as
>> two different users in separate directories under /var/tmp, and an
>> additional loop copying /usr to a directory under /var/tmp and then
>> removing it. The /var filesystem became corrupt relatively quickly.
> Just to be clear, this corruption appears on the HOST, not inside the KVM virtual machine?
No, the host is Fedora 10. The KVM guest is CentOS 5.3 running kernel
2.6.18-128.1.6.el5. The filesystem activity caused corruption on the
filesystem being stressed (barely).
I've also seen corruption on a CentOS 5.3 install running on a physical
One of my friends is now attempting to reproduce the corruption on Red
Hat's release of the same package, and I'm trying to reproduce the
corruption on 2.6.18-128. I suggest that anyone using that kernel check
their filesystems and report any corruption that they find.
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