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[Pan-devel] Re: PAN keeps resetting itself

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: PAN keeps resetting itself
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 12:37:37 +0000 (UTC)
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JoN <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 11:19:54 +1000:

> profiles.xml had mysteriously disappeared from the .pan/ directory! I
> copied one from a previous (rsync backed up) .pan/ into .pan/ and now it
> works fine.
> Odd bug.

That's likely a filesystem artifact.  What fs (and journalling option if
reiserfs or ext3, don't know about others) and kernel are you using? I
know there was a time a couple years ago when reiserfs was zeroing out
files the metadata log couldn't restore properly after a crash, and a time
before that where it would occasionally mix segments of files together,
sometimes ending up with a section of binary in an otherwise text config
file, for instance, causing "interesting" bugs when an app tried to parse
its config file, expecting only text. =8^( I've had no such problems since
the introduction of reiserfs data=ordered journalling, with it the
default, in the 2.6.12 kernel or there abouts, IIRC.

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