Fedora 14 Beta corrupts user data
jreiser at bitwagon.com
Sun Sep 26 17:40:22 UTC 2010
Compiled code for minimum(), maximum(), etc. suffers from a compiler bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=634757 -O1 wrong-code by cmove
Unfortunately this bug can corrupt user data silently.
I have hit the bug three times myself (bz 635508, 637303, 637461)
and consider myself lucky that the bad effects were evident and ignorable.
A fix is in testing, and a critical path update has been approved:
IMNSHO this will require a mass rebuild of all architecture-specific
Meanwhile, do not use Fedora 14 Beta on data that you value (e-mail,
documents, database, etc.) It really is that dangerous.
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