bin/47538: tar buggy on memory disk partitions

Jacques Garrigue garrigue at
Mon May 12 04:40:15 PDT 2003

The following reply was made to PR bin/47538; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue at>
To: keramida at FreeBSD.ORG
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: bin/47538: tar buggy on memory disk partitions
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:24:13 +0900

 Just a small followup to this PR, as this bug is definitely still
 present in 5.1-BETA (using GENERIC kernel).
 I did the same test on a different machine, with 256MB physical memory
 and a md of size 256M, and again obtained discrepancies when filling
 it with tar.
 If this problem cannot be solved before 5.1-RELEASE, I think it would
 be a good idea to mention it somewhere, as there seems to be lots of
 people around who used memfs for /tmp under 4.x, and may end up with
 corrupted data because of that.
 Jacques Garrigue

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