Leopard bug


tomkarpik.com » Massive Data Loss Bug in Leopard

Leopard’s Finder has a glaring bug in its directory-moving code, leading to horrendous data loss if a destination volume disappears while a move operation is in action. I first came across it when Samba crashed while I was moving a directory from my desktop over to a Samba mount on my FreeBSD server.

That’s pretty bad. With all of Vista’s trouble copying large files and guessing how long it will take to do so, I don’t think I read anything about data loss. This will certainly be fixed in short order with an update, but will it draw the same ire as Vista’s problems? Will people be downgrading to Tiger? (Not to sound like a Windows fan, I’m just jealous that I can’t afford a MacBook — at least, not in good conscience).


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