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Critical EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Has Been Fixed

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http://news.softpedia.com – A bug that was first introduced into Linux kernel 3.6.3, and that got backported into 3.4x and 3.5.x branches, causing quite a ruckus because it could have led to some serious data loss, was patched by none other than Theodore Ts'o, a maintainer of the EXT4 file system. “If the journal's starting block is zero, we fail to truncate the journal when we unmount the file system. This can happen if we mount and then unmount the file system fairly quickly, before the log has a cha... (read more) (General)