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Re: attn: ghudson; FSFS and multi-threading on Unix broken?

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-04-08 03:47:30 CEST

On Thursday 07 April 2005 20:10, Branko Čibej wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > On Apr 6, 2005, at 3:09 PM, Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> >> Not at all. It's a bug, and we're going to fix it before releasing
> >> 1.2. :-)
> >
> > I'm trying to get a handle on if/how much/at all this bug blocks a
> > 1.2 release.
> >
> > As ghudson said, this a bug, but only a theoretical one. FSFS has
> > been in production at many sites for more than 8 months, and nobody's
> > ever seen it in practice We're just theorizing that it *might*
> > happen someday.
>
> It's a "theoretical" data corruption bug that Philip already reproduced
> using our existing testing tools.
>
> How lucky are you feeling?

True, but it's still a staged test. I'm not saying that we shouldn't look
to correct it, or even move it down in priority, but it is important to
understand that the stress tests are not necessarily representative of
every day use.

-John

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