BIG bug in 2.4.15

Dustin Mollo dustin at
Sat Nov 24 12:36:18 PST 2001

OK...this is getting rather frustrating.  You'd kinda expect (or at least
>>I<< kinda expect) that the 'stable' series of the kernel would
be....well...relatively stable.  It seems, however, the last few kernels
they've released all seem to introduce some NEW bug.  grrrrrr....

Check out these stories.  The basic point is that 2.4.15 can cause
filesystem corruption on umount.  This means that during a clean shutdown
of your system, your filesystem COULD be corrupted.  Lovely.

One other thing to note - this bug effects ALL filesystems (ie, it is

The Slashdot article:

An article on The Reg. linked by /.:

LKML thread, linked by /.:
(this one above here is VERY interesting to read, but VERY deep kernel-type

One (yes, they are still trying to figure out HOW to fix the problem) of the
proposed fixes:


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