On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:07:24AM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote: > In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Bruce Evans writes: > > >This is either disk corruption or an ffs bug. ffs passes the garbage > >block number 0xffffe5441ae9720 to bread. GEOM then handles this austerely > >by panicing. Garbage block numbers, including negative ones, can possibly > >be created by applications seeking to preposterous offsets, so they should > >not be handled with panics. > > They most certainly should! If the range checking in any filesystem > is not able to catch these cases I insist that GEOM do so with a panic.
What is wrong with returning an IO error? I always hated panics because of filesystem corruptions. An alternative would be to just bring that filesystem down. Its easy to panic a whole system with a bogus filesystem on a removeable media. -- B.Walter BWCT http://www.bwct.de [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"