Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Stable Linux kernel hit by ext4 data corruption bug

Filed under

Linux kernel developer Theodore "Ted" Ts'o has released a series of patches for what he has called "a Lance Armstrong bug" in the kernel, meaning behaviour that does not trip up tests but also makes the kernel work differently than intended.

A user had reported a problem that caused them to lose data; the kernel developers quickly narrowed this down to a fault in the ext4 implementation that was introduced with the release of Linux 3.6.2, just over a week ago. Apparently, the data corruption bug was hard to track down as it only manifests itself if a system is rebooted twice in a relatively short period of time.

rest here

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Canonical Officially Announces Mozilla's Firefox as a Snap App for Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 6:33pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:20pm
Story Replacing Windows Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:20pm
Story Games: Kingdom Ka, Starmancer and More Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:17pm
Story OSS Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:15pm
Story Red Hat's GPL-Centric Initiative, Upcoming Fedora Test Day Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:15pm
Story GNU Mcron 1.1 Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:11pm
Story Security: Bitwarden, Container Security, Windows at U.S. Power Plants, Firefox’s Weak Master Password Encryption Roy Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 5:09pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 4:33pm
Story Stable kernels 4.15.11 and 4.14.28 Rianne Schestowitz 19/03/2018 - 4:23pm