Samsung: TRIM data eating bug caused by Linux kernel issue

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 22 2015 @ 13:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Last month news hit the web about a TRIM related issue with Samsung SSDs that could lead to data loss. Samsung investigated the issue and worked together with developer Algolia, who discovered the problem, to get to the root of the problem. After weeks of work, Samsung believes the issue isn't caused by its SSDs or Algolia software, but by a bug in the Linux kernel.
Algolia says Samsung has developed a patch for the Linux kernel that solves the problem. The patch was set to be released to the Linux community on July 18, along with Samsung's official statement on the matter and details of the issue, but as of today (July 21), the patch has apparently not been released.

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