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Linux 5.1 Hit By A Data Loss Bug Due To Overly Aggressive FSTRIM

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As a forewarning to those using LVM, dm-crypt, and Samsung solid-state drives, this combination in some manner(s) may lead to data corruption if using the Linux 5.1 kernel.

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  • Linux 5.1.5 Kernel Fixes The Latest Data Corruption Bug

    For those concerned by the kernel's most recent data corruption bug involving LVM, dm-crypt, and Samsung SSD drive combinations leading to FSTRIM/Discard wiping too much data, the issue should be resolved in the newly-minted Linux 5.1.5 kernel.

    The Linux 5.1.5 kernel debuted on Saturday with this fix as well as various other kernel fixes.

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