EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Anyone experienced this flaw ?

    EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels

    Perhaps wait before upgrading to 12.10 .. or take NormanF's advice to stick with 12.04 LTS :)
     
  2. tlu

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    Ocky, it seems that this bug is actually rather irrelevant - see here. Apparently only one user was actually affected.
     
  3. NormanF

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    I think its good advice... and its NOT necessary to upgrade the kernel unless your hardware would benefit from it or it would provide greater stability to the Linux distro version you might be running.
     
  4. tlu

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    Well, not because of this bug ...

    That's an argument which I agree with. I upgraded mainly because I'm running an Intel Sandy Bridge processor and the new kernel has Intel patches for the improved support of the built-in GPU.
     
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    The Sandy Bridge issue was already patched from upstream in Ubuntu LTS 12.04 Kernel. My Sandy bridge runs fine and with Jupiter it gives me close to five hours of surfing and other use.
     
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    Thanks tlu, I can now confidently look forward to a good night's sleep. ;)
     
  7. tlu

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    I wasn't referring to a specific issue but rather to a constant flow of improvements by the Intel developers in the past months.
     
  8. tlu

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    Have sweet dreams, Ocky :)
     
  9. linuxforall

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    Agreed but some of those upstream patches get forked into the Ubuntu kernel regardless of the version. Since Canonical is now concentrating on gaming performance, this is a priority now.
     
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    Yep - already linked to in post #2 ;)
     
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    Sorry my oversight.:oops:
     
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