How many people are using 2.6.16?

Linus Torvalds torvalds at
Wed Jan 31 15:59:07 GMT 2007

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Regarding the longstanding CIFS/reiserfs/XFS problems, it seems the 
> status is:
> commit cb876f451455b6187a7d69de2c112c45ec4b7f99
>   Fix up CIFS for "test_clear_page_dirty()" removal
> queued for
> applies and compiles against 2.6.16
> reiserfs:
> commit de14569f94513279e3d44d9571a421e9da1759ae
>   [PATCH] resierfs: avoid tail packing if an inode was ever mmapped
> backport to 2.6.16 required
> XFS:
> fix not yet in your tree

Yes. The XFS problem should only be triggerable through O_DIRECT and 
non-O_DIRECT mmap at the same time, so the fix for that got pushed back as 

NOTE! I'm still not 100% sure about the older bdb corruption reports. Were 
they just noise due to other issues? Flaky RAM? One report of corruption 
was actually due to running my test-program without enough diskspace, so 
while that confused the issue for a while, it turned out to be a 

So I'm just saying that there might be other things lurking too. 


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