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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Corrupt pristine tree

From: Peter Conrad
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Corrupt pristine tree
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 14:26:15 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 08:01:29AM -0500, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> Peter Conrad wrote:
> >Is there any particular reason why tla doesn't do that by itself? I'm
> >getting that message fairly often (on a device mounted via cryptoloop)
> >and I find it pretty annoying.
> >
> tla doesn't remove corrupt pristines automatically because there should 
> never be any.

I agree that's a good reason.

> Corrupt pristines are serious; they usually indicate a configuration 
> problem or a problem with the way we check for corruption.

What benefit is there in including the device number in the inode signatures?

Or, to put it differently: which of the user operations leading to modified
device numbers are endangering the integrity of the pristine and would not be
detected by other components of the integrity check?

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