On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 06:23:59PM -0500, GH wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 12:15:34PM -0700, some SMTP stream spewed forth:
> > Any -current kernel built over the weekend is a likely victim of this bug.
> > In a nutshell, it will eat your root filesystem at the very least, leaving
> > you with maybe one or two files in /lost+found. spec_vnops.c rev 1.156
> > is should be avoided at all costs.
> > BEWARE: there are some snapshots on current.freebsd.org with this bug. They
> > will self destruct after install.
> > ------- Forwarded Messages
> Say, FreeBSD is usually pretty safe, even in CURRENT.
> Has something near this magnitude of Really Bad Stuffage snuck into the
> codebase before?
> (This is just for my personal knowledge. I don't remeber anything this
> bad in recent times.)
It happens from time to time. VM was really unstable for a period a
few years ago (3.0-CURRENT timeframe) when John Dyson was dinking with
it. This is why you need to be extra-careful when running -current on
systems with data you care about :-)