I think I am having some problems with ReiserFS corrupting certain files. About one or two files a
day get corrupted. During bootup the other day, a Perl MIME module got corrupted, and today a Perl
HighRes-Timer module got corrupted. Earlier, several binaries, like libqt-mt.so and kmail were
corrupted. When /etc/fonts/fonts.conf got corrupted, I checked to see what had happened. The end of
the file contained part of a XFree86 makefile I had been working on the day before. Today, a Makefile
in the kernel source tree was replaced with a text fragment that I've attached at the end. The fonts.conf
incident made me think that there might be a problem with tail packing, but I've verified that I'm
mounting my ReiserFS partition with notail in fstab. It doesn't appear to be a hardware bug, because
Windows XP works fine on the same machine.
>>>>>>>> Replaced Makefile <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
Machine: Inspiron 8200, Dell laptop.
25GB ReiserFS partition on /dev/hda1
3GB Windows XP partition on /dev/hda5
Portage 2.0.46-r12 (default-x86-1.4, gcc-3.2.1, glibc-2.3.1-r2)
System uname: 2.4.19-gentoo-r10 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.90GHz
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /var/qmail/control /usr/share/config /usr/kde/2/share/config
USE="x86 oss 3dnow apm avi crypt cups encode gif jpeg libg++ mikmod mmx mpeg ncurses nls
pdflib png qtmt quicktime spell truetype xml2 xmms xv zlib gdbm berkdb slang readline arts tetex
svga tcltk java guile sdl gpm tcpd pam libwww ssl perl python esd imlib oggvorbis qt kde motif X
gtk gnome alsa opengl fontconfig"
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -msse -msse2 -mmmx"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -pipe -msse -msse2 -mmmx"
Hmm... does the system experience hard boots? or drives forcibly unmounted? Anything that causes a journal replay can cause data corruption of this sort.
Nope. No hard boots. Corruptions happen pretty much on a random basis. I'll try to see if I can put a
program together to trigger corruption.
may i ask have you ran any other distro's before and any other filesystems?
and if not ive seen this happen before when the power supply for any computer laptop or otherwise is having trouble you start to have radom curruption.
get back to me on that answer thanks
still did not get more info... can't fix without plus this seems to be isolated.
please reopen if you have more info.
Ignore me <<< We are having Bugzilla database issues.