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CNET News: Data-loss Bug Afflicts Linux

Dec 10, 2002, 07:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Programmers have found a bug in newer versions of the Linux operating system that, under unusual circumstances, could cause systems to drop data.

"The data-loss bug afflicts the newest 2.4.20 version of the heart, or kernel, of Linux. The new kernel was released Nov. 28 in Linux companies' updates but is not yet a part of their packaged products.

"Although the bug was reported while the 2.4.20 version was still in testing, it wasn't fixed until early Friday morning, two weeks after final release..."

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