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Re: New ISO available dfly-20040510.iso.gz (lockf/FS-corruption fix)

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 17:24:59 +0200

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 10:51:36PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     I'm going to keep rolling out new ISOs until we have verified that
>     we've got a stable kernel :-).
>     http://www.dragonflybsd.org/main/download.cgi
>     I removed the previous ISO since it had the lockf-related filesystem
>     corruption bug in it.  If you are downloading from a snapshot, make
>     sure it has the correct file (dfly-20040510.iso.gz), or just download
>     directly from the main site.  It can take up to a day for the snapshots
>     to mirror.

For the record, there have been some problems with the lockf accounting
leading to incorrect locking in some cases or panics because of the
assertions all over the place. I don't think the lockf code and the
filesystems corruptions are related, so if you have valuable data on your
disk, stay with an older kernel. Otherwise, if you want to use a more
recent kernel, do update, most if not all bugs in the lockf code are fixed.

>     If that lockf bug I fixed today was indeed responsible for the FS
>     corruption issues, and I believe it was, then we are looking at a very
>     solid kernel with this ISO.  I keep saying I'll lay down a CVS tag, and
>     I will as soon as I stop getting reports of catastrophic world-ending
>     bugs(!) :-)

I hope we find this bug(s) soon, it is annoying.


> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon 
> 					<dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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