Another year+ open Linux bug causing system lock and data loss - Linux

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  1. Another year+ open Linux bug causing system lock and data loss

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=238572

    "I can almost guarantee to cause a lock-up by trying to make an "iso" file
    from my /home/USER
    directory (~2.4GB), which takes data from a SCSI drive and then sends the
    iso
    image back to the same drive"

    "At one point I was getting one or more a day some days, now I am often
    going several days without
    any misbehaviour (although last night it crashed and trashed a VPN
    configuration file, the first data loss I can attribute thanks to ext3 and
    RFS)."

    "I ran the latest kernel upgrade (to 2.6.18.8-0.1) and the lock-up situation
    got
    much worse, with 3+ in 24 hours..."



  2. Re: Another year+ open Linux bug causing system lock and data loss

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:53:09 -0400, DFS wrote:

    > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=238572
    >
    > "I can almost guarantee to cause a lock-up by trying to make an "iso" file
    > from my /home/USER
    > directory (~2.4GB), which takes data from a SCSI drive and then sends the
    > iso
    > image back to the same drive"
    >
    > "At one point I was getting one or more a day some days, now I am often
    > going several days without
    > any misbehaviour (although last night it crashed and trashed a VPN
    > configuration file, the first data loss I can attribute thanks to ext3 and
    > RFS)."
    >
    > "I ran the latest kernel upgrade (to 2.6.18.8-0.1) and the lock-up situation
    > got
    > much worse, with 3+ in 24 hours..."


    Amazing.
    How do people put up with this crap?

    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  3. Re: Another year+ open Linux bug causing system lock and data loss

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:26:11 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb wrote:

    > On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:53:09 -0400, DFS wrote:
    >
    >> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=238572
    >>
    >> "I can almost guarantee to cause a lock-up by trying to make an "iso"
    >> file from my /home/USER
    >> directory (~2.4GB), which takes data from a SCSI drive and then sends
    >> the iso
    >> image back to the same drive"
    >>
    >> "At one point I was getting one or more a day some days, now I am often
    >> going several days without
    >> any misbehaviour (although last night it crashed and trashed a VPN
    >> configuration file, the first data loss I can attribute thanks to ext3
    >> and RFS)."
    >>
    >> "I ran the latest kernel upgrade (to 2.6.18.8-0.1) and the lock-up
    >> situation got
    >> much worse, with 3+ in 24 hours..."

    >
    > Amazing.
    > How do people put up with this crap?


    So, tell us, how do you put up with that crap?

    --
    Rick

  4. Re: Another year+ open Linux bug causing system lock and data loss

    * Rick peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:26:11 -0400, Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:53:09 -0400, DFS wrote:
    >>
    >>> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=238572
    >>>
    >>> "I can almost guarantee to cause a lock-up by trying to make an
    >>> "iso" file from my /home/USER directory (~2.4GB), which takes data
    >>> from a SCSI drive and then sends the iso image back to the same
    >>> drive"
    >>>
    >>> "At one point I was getting one or more a day some days, now I am
    >>> often going several days without any misbehaviour (although last
    >>> night it crashed and trashed a VPN configuration file, the
    >>> first data loss I can attribute thanks to ext3 and RFS)."

    >>
    >> Amazing.
    >> How do people put up with this crap?

    >
    > So, tell us, how do you put up with that crap?


    S'funny. I've created 8 Gb ISO files and burned them to double-layer
    DVDs. On a 64-bit system. No problemo.

    --
    There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But
    there's no one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.[3]
    -- Bill Gates

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