[maemo-developers] Data corruption on N770

From: Joni Valtanen jvaltane at kapsi.fi
Date: Thu Nov 8 16:21:45 EET 2007

On Thu, 8 Nov 2007, Levi Bard wrote:

>>> Until this bug is eliminated any device instability while WiFi is enabled can be attributed to it.
>> Well it is slightly worse. Also some device instability even when wifi
>> is off can be attributed to it if wi-fi was enabled at least once on
>> this device. Like this example shows, it most probably corrupted memory
>> of application manager before it saved updated status file with package
>> info. Any file modified when wi-fi is on can become corrupted. One
>> random example - whole gconf system configuration is saved as a set of
>> xml files and contain sensitive data that could bring device to reboot
>> loop or random reboot when some (system) application reads its settings
>> from it and becomes confused due to bad data. This configuration is
>> saved when some device setting changes (like changing brightness or
>> sound volume level) which happens relatively often. Also installation of
>> any package over network can corrupt some random bytes when extracting
>> it so future execution can run faulty code or read bad data even when
>> wi-fi is not enabled.
> Fantastic.  I've been having to reflash roughly once a week due to
> spontaneously occurring reboot loops.  Has this bug always been there,
> or will reverting to an earlier 2007HE help avoid it?


- Joni

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