Re: ReiserFS file corruption
Hans Reiser (email@example.com)
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 23:02:19 +0400
Emmanuel Varagnat wrote:
> Today, I crashed the kernel and after reboot the source file
> I was working on, was completly unreadable. The size indicated
> by 'ls' seems to be good but with bad data.
> Is this behavior normal (because the FS seems correct) ?
> The worst I hoped is loosing the last save, but not everything.
> Must I patch to a newer version ?
> I'm using a 2.4.3 version.
> PS: Finally I greped the partition and recover my file.
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If your editor rewrites the entire file with every small change (and it probably
does), then if you crash at the wrong moment you can corrupt the entire file.
If you use emacs or vi, it keeps a backup copy until the write is synced to disk
You should definitely use 2.4.7, it is much better.
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