Comment 209 for bug 317781

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

@André: you might be experiencing one or two different bugs that are possibly related to ext4 in the Jaunty kernel - see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/348731 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/330824. The latter happens when you try and delete lots of files from an ext4 partition.

To try and avoid the hard lockups, I've installed the 2.6.30.rc3 kernel from the weekly Ubuntu kernel builds since it has the patches in this bug applied to stop truncated files on a crash and the file deletion bug is fixed. So far so good.